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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 

Program Timeline

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