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Interested in becoming a certified teacher with Baltimore City Teaching
before our upcoming deadline.
Who We Are
Baltimore City Teaching Residency
. Through Baltimore City Teaching Residency (BCTR), you will transform your
academic and professional expertise into a high-impact career as a
certified K-12 teacher working in Baltimore City Public Schools.
Who Our Students Need
Baltimore City Teaching Residency provides a diverse set of aspiring
teachers with an affordable and accelerated pathway into the classroom. We
recruit, train and certify accomplished professionals, recent college
graduates and graduating seniors who aren’t yet certified as teachers, but
possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of
Baltimore’s highest-need schools.
You may have built a successful career, and now wish to use those skills to
impact our next generation. You could be an accomplished recent graduate
who wants to share your passion for learning with Baltimore’s students.
Whatever your background, you have high expectations for all students and
are deeply invested in ensuring all students have access to an equitable
We are currently seeking mission-aligned candidates to teach
critical-need subjects, including Science and Math.
Benefits of Teaching in Baltimore
Since 2002, the Baltimore City Teaching Residency has prepared more than
2,000 teachers who have helped transform City schools. Despite recent
progress, the need remains great – more than a third of students still do
not graduate on schedule. Principals and district officials appreciate
Residents’ talent and trust they will continue playing a key role in
ensuring Baltimore students have an equal opportunity to excel.
Resident support is radically simple: focused practice on key skills,
knowledge, and cultural mindsets, so new teachers start strong. Where
traditional teacher preparation leaves little time for hands-on skill
building, our innovative preparation is centered around actual teaching
experience and focused practice on core skills, such as reflecting on
students' values, experiences, and ambitions to create opportunities for
students to see themselves in challenging content that will prepare them
Certification that Counts:
We hold the highest standards for certification of any program in the
country. Throughout your first year in the classroom, we carefully assess
and support your growth, with expert coaching and personalized support.
Residents are recognized not simply as certified teachers, but as having a
proven track record of classroom success.
Full Salary and Benefits:
While pursuing certification, Residents work as full-time teachers in the
Baltimore City Public Schools district and earn a full teacher’s salary
plus comprehensive benefits. Once hired, you will be a full-time employee
of Baltimore City Public Schools and will earn the same starting salary as
any other first-year teacher. You will start as the teacher of record
beginning the 2021-22 school year.
Starting salary is approximately $48,682 plus comprehensive benefits.
Qualifications and eligibility for Baltimore City Teaching Residency*:
Must have bachelor’s degree by June 2021
Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S.
Must be able to pass an FBI background investigation
Must not be a licensed teacher
Must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA
Must pass initial licensure exams after program acceptance