Everyone understands that excellent teachers are essential to improving student achievement. Good teachers help students master new skills, make progress, and overcome challenges that might otherwise derail them from succeeding in school. This is more than just common sense; research shows that an effective teacher can significantly boost student learning, and several highly-effective teachers in a row can actually eliminate the persistent gap in academic achievement that separates low-income and minority students from White students.
Baltimore students need you.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the resource that matters most in education—great teachers—America has not delivered on the promise of an equal education for all. The results are predictable, both across the country and here in Baltimore. Only 35% of Baltimore's eighth grade students are performing on grade level in math and 61% are performing on grade level in reading. Despite these statistics, we know that all students can achieve at high levels if there is an effective teacher in every classroom.
Are you ready to make a difference?
Since 2002, BCTR has worked to help nearly 1,200 teachers enter the classrooms where they are needed most. Residents are committed to ensuring that all Baltimore students receive a world-class education, and our program provides the rigorous preparation and support they need to meet that ambitious goal. Every day, Residents help shape the futures of more than 83,000 students in our city. If you are ready to join this extraordinary network of teachers dedicated to improving opportunities for all of Baltimore's students, apply today.
Top 5 reasons to join the Baltimore City Teaching Residency:
Baltimore City needs great teachers. Maryland is ranked as the #1 state for education, but Baltimore is one of the worst school districts in the nation. There are 194 public schools in Baltimore, the majority of which serve low-income and minority populations. For more information on City Schools demographics, click here.
The City Schools district operates under the fundamental understanding that effective teachers have the power to increase student achievement. The district's compensation ladder reflects that understanding: high-performing educators can follow the model teacher or lead teacher tracks to earn up to six figures. Click here to learn more about teacher compensation in City Schools.
Baltimore City is on the forefront of education reform. The city's effectiveness initiative is designed to help recruit, evaluate, and retain high-quality educators. Click here to learn more.
BCTR has a strong partnership with City Schools. Our partner principals are excited about the support that we provide new teachers, and our coaches work with school leaders to ensure that Residents get the support they need to be effective in the classroom. Click here for more information about our support structure.
We really are Charm City! From Hampden to Harbor East, Fells Point to Federal Hill - there's something for everyone in this eclectic city of neighborhoods. Click here to learn more about what Baltimore has to offer!