Quality teachers are crucial influencers of student success. The Capital Teaching Residency sets you up to be an excellent educator from your residency year onward. With rigorous programming, exemplary teaching, and meaningful feedback – the Capital Teaching Residency is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that sets you up to thrive as a teacher, impacting D.C. classrooms.
Capital Teaching Residency
The mission of the Capital Teaching Residency is to empower students and increase their access to opportunities by:
- Creating a talent pipeline of highly effective teachers in D.C.
- Retaining highly effective teachers in D.C. public and public charter schools
- Shaping high-quality teacher preparation programs nationally
Benefits of the Program
Gradual On-Ramp into Teaching
It takes more than a few weeks to learn how to be a great teacher; spend a year getting the support, resources, and coaching that you need.
Grow at a transformational KIPP DC school, led by administrators, teachers, and staff dedicated to setting their students up for a choice-filled life.
Maximize Impact in Supportive Environments
Join a network of peers who are committed to a lasting impact in the classroom, form lifelong relationships, and receive mentorship from highly effective teachers.
A Versatile District of Columbia Credential
Earn a teaching license after successfully completing all requirements in your residency year. Following that year, you may seek add-on licenses for additional grade levels of content areas.
Capital Teaching Residency Positions
Early Childhood & Elementary
- Residents are paired with a mentor teacher for the entirety of their residency year and receive ongoing coaching during subsequent years at KIPP DC.
- Residents complete an additional two-year teaching commitment post residency at KIPP DC or a partner school.
- Residents can pursue an optional one-year accelerated master’s degree, at a discounted rate, during year three of their residency.*
*Degree paid by Capital Teaching Residency Program with options for loans.
- Residents complete one-year residency placement in a classroom with an experienced teacher and participate in Relay Graduate School of Education’s secondary licensure and residency program.
- Residents complete an additional two-year teaching commitment post residency at KIPP DC or partner school.
- Residents receive a free one-year accelerated master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education during year two of their residency **
** Small upfront payment and relevant paperwork may be required.
How to Apply
Capital Teaching Residents commit to teaching for a minimum of three years in Washington, D.C. Residents spend the first year of this commitment—their residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective mentor teacher. Residents get placed at one of KIPP DC’s 16 high-performing public schools in Washington D.C.Learn More About The Application Process
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