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Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency

Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency

We’re revolutionizing teacher training so that every student in Nashville will enjoy the benefits of a world-class education. We need your help.

In this intensive one-year program you will earn a Tennessee teaching license and a master’s degree in teaching. Your success in the program will earn you priority hiring in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) at the end of your residency year when you are ready to lead a classroom of your own.

Make a Difference

We are looking for people with undergraduate degrees who want to make a difference for students in Nashville classrooms. We want experts in math, science, or English who want to learn to teach in a practical, hands-on program that combines the best of university training with the real life experience of working in a classroom with an experienced mentor teacher.

If you have ever thought about teaching but weren’t sure how to get started, we encourage you to apply for the Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency @ Belmont. You will learn by sharing a classroom with an experienced teacher and be supported by rigorous and practical classes in teaching methods, student and family advocacy, and building strong relationships in the highly respected Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Belmont University.

Here are three other quick ways to get started:

> Request Information                      > Register for an Information Session                     > Contact Us

The MNPS Mission

MNPS is committed to excellence in education for all students. The Metro Urban Teacher Residency @ Belmont capitalizes on this commitment and offers real world experience serving alongside veteran educators in hard to staff subjects and schools. Learning to teach in the MNPS environment prepares teachers to excel in their own classrooms beginning on day one.

The Belmont Difference

In the Belmont University Department of Education, we are preparing our teacher candidates to be advocates for children, families, and the profession. We see ourselves as the teacher education program that puts the feet in the street as we partner with schools of all types to work alongside teachers and administrators to help families, and their children get the education that will enable them to flourish.


Applying to the Residency is a two-step process:

1. Complete the application process for the Belmont Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). The application deadline is May 1, 2017, but Metro Nashville Public Schools Residency spaces will start to fill in March and April. Applications are approved on a rolling basis.

> Graduate Application 
> View Admission Requirements

2. If your application is approved, you will be contacted with information about applying to interview with Metro Nashville Public Schools for an Aspiring Teacher placement in the residency program.

Ready to take the next step?

>  Click here to apply now