We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Year! Please check back later this Fall when will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Year. 

We are no longer accepting applications for our fourth cohort for 2019-2020 academic year. If you are interested in applying later this Fall for the 2020-2021 academic year, you need to have earned a bachelor’s degree by June 2020. No teaching experience or education coursework required–we’ll teach you how to teach. What we need are gritty, entrepreneurial, problem-solvers who want to make a difference in the lives of Nashville kids who are being educationally underserved.  We’re particularly interested in first-generation college graduates and candidates of color with lived experiences overcoming economic, educational and political oppression that negatively impacts opportunities in urban spaces, as well as individuals who are committed to learning more about these experiences and how they impact education. We have the chance to build something special here:  an important, hands-on pathway to exceptional teaching that will work with our awesome partner schools to empower Nashville students and families for years to come.  

Application are no longer being accepted for 2019-2020 year!

    Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are closed! The last day to apply was Friday, March 8th. 

The application process begins with an online application. Candidates will be notified of their application status within one week of submission.  Selected candidates will then be scheduled for a phone interview. If a candidate advances, they will be invited to participate in an on-site interview working with real kids at one of our partner schools.

If you’re not sure if teaching is right for you, we’d still love you to consider apply to NTR.  Candidates who accept the invitation to join NTR will complete a mandatory, paid eight-week internship completed across all eight of our partner schools.  Timing is flexible, but you’ll need to be able to spend a full day in each of our eight partner schools and attend three NTR classes held on nights and weekends. This internship is a chance for candidates to “try-out” teaching and decide if it’s really for them.   If you decide that teaching isn’t the right fit, that’s great.  You just saved yourself a lot of time and energy doing a hard job that wasn’t for you. The stipend is yours to keep. If you do like it, you’ll have had the chance to see what our practice-driven program is all about, meet our partner schools (and some of your future students!), and know that you’re ready to commit to this hard, important, and rewarding work. If you accept, we’ll give you some reading and work to do over the summer, and then we’ll see you in July for the start of your residency year!

2019-20 Application Timeline

  • September 4th: Application Period Begins
  • October 31st:  Early Admission I Deadline
  • January 15th:  Early Admission II Deadline
  • March 8th:  Final Application Deadline
  • March 19th: Paid Internship Begins
  • Early May: Internship Ends; Candidates make final decision to opt into NTR.
  • Late May: Residents are placed at partner school sites
  • July: Residency year begins