The Educate ME Foundation's Black Teacher Residency (BTR) is a teacher pathway program for aspiring educators providing cohort support, 1:1 guidance, and financial assistance. In partnership with Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College located in Indianapolis, IN, candidates will earn a Master of Art in Teaching degree while employed full-time within a K-12 partner school. The BTR culminates after two years when candidates earn a graduate degree and full teaching licensure.
The Black Teacher Residency program has four key components that drive its effectiveness:
(1) Attract and prepare African American candidates with a dedication to education.
(2) Collaboration with university and school district leaders.
(3) A gradual release model rooted in supportive growth.
(4) Reducing financial barriers to enrollment and completion