Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education’s Center for Teacher Leadership believes that one of the fastest ways to improve student learning is to support and develop the teachers themselves, transforming them into confident, passionate leaders.

To that end, the center has created a number of diverse programs, all designed to provide training and education that advance the profession of teaching.

The innovative RTR Teacher Residency program, for instance, pairs teaching residents with experienced educators in our high-needs, hard-to-staff partner districts. This allows residents to experience the classroom first-hand and builds the infrastructure to support residents to be successful teachers in challenging schools.