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Teaching Resident

Posted: 08/15/2023

Want to make a difference in the lives of students in Kansas City? Apply today to be a teaching resident with The Educator Academy. To apply, go to and fill out the application online.

The Educator Academy

The Educator Academy (EA) is a teacher preparation and development program. We believe that the best way to improve educational equity throughout our city is to increase the number of excellent teachers in our schools. Using a nationally proven model that emphasizes mentorship, hands-on experience, and intensive coaching, EA helps passionate individuals transform into incredible teachers that are changing the lives of students in Kansas City.

Program Overview:

Year 1 (Teaching Resident)

  • Gain over 1,200 hours of classroom experience with a Mentor Teacher
  • Receive weekly observations and feedback from an Educator Academy Instructional Coach
  • Attend Seminar and Methods courses to count toward Master’s Degree
  • Earn a State of Missouri teacher certification

Years 2-4 (Resident Graduate)

  • Complete Master’s Degree in Teaching in Year 2
  • Receive job placement support from EA
  • Become a teacher of record in a partner school
  • Continue to receive coaching, support, and leadership opportunities from EA

Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate College Degree
  • Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA
  • Commitment to four years in Kansas City
  • Passion for educational equity
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • All majors and backgrounds are eligible to apply


  • Living stipend
  • Access to two education grants
  • Gradual release of responsibilities
  • Mentor teacher partnership
  • Job placement support
  • MO teacher certification
  • Master’s Degree 
  • Coaching and feedback
  • Community
  • Access to medical benefits
  • Quality professional development
  • AmeriCorps


Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full Time