Dedicated to Diversity.
The Denver Teacher Residency supports Denver Public School’s mission by selecting and preparing aspiring teachers to effectively meet the diverse needs of each student, improve academic achievement, and serve as leaders in Denver’s schools, district and community. DTR is the nation’s first district-based teacher residency program, which means that you’ll be uniquely prepared to meet the needs of all students in Denver Public Schools classrooms.
DTR’s progressive approach to recruiting reflects the diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and linguistic needs of DPS’ learning community. We seek talented and committed career changers, college graduates and community members of all ages and backgrounds, and provide the training and support critical for novice teachers to be successful. Teachers of color and bilingual teachers not only meet the highest needs of the district in closing the achievement gap, but are in high demand in any classroom, reaching those students who need quality teaching the most.
The Denver Teacher Residency is a rigorous program that provides the tools new teachers need to hit the ground running, as well as full reimbursement for a master’s degree and the support for success in high-needs DPS classrooms.
DTR residents are paired with mentor teachers in classrooms serving a variety of high needs, including elementary English Language Acquisition (English and Spanish), Special Education, bilingual Spanish, secondary mathematics or secondary science. This hands-on approach to teacher training and certification prepares you to meet the linguistic, communication and special learning needs found in any Denver Public Schools’ classroom.