We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 residency year.  Before you apply, please familiarize yourself with the application process and reach out to our team at with any questions. 

Applications are open for our 2020-21 cohort!

Get started on your application today!

Who We Seek: 

We seek diverse candidates who believe that all students are capable of achieving ambitious goals and outcomes.  We are looking for passionate learners who are ready to make a difference in high-needs schools and classrooms here in St. Louis.

What We Offer:

At St. Louis Teacher Residency, we believe that great teachers thrive in a joyful professional community that encourages critical feedback and reflection.  We offer candidates the opportunity to complete the residency with a cohort of equally committed and talented peers who provide support and collaborative learning throughout the residency year.  As an STLTR resident, you’ll receive targeted instructional coaching that will prepare you to be effective on day one in the classroom.

Application Process


Online Application

To apply online, you will be asked to submit:

  • Academic history, including GPA

  • Resume

  • An unofficial transcript

  • Responses to three short-answer questions

Submit your online application by May 17th to be considered in our final recruitment cycle.


Phone Interview

Within a week of submitting your online application, STLTR will reach out to let you know if you qualify for the second stage of the selection process, the phone interview.  The phone interview allows us to get-to-know you and provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the residency program.


Selection Day and Interview

Qualifying candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person selection day.  You will teach a short sample lesson, meet the STLTR team, and participate in a panel interview and group discussion.  Candidates will be notified of their acceptance within one week.


Spring Site Visits

Candidates who have been accepted into the residency are asked to spend one full-day in each of our partner schools during the spring semester.  This experience gives you the opportunity to meet the leadership and teaching teams at each training site and choose the partner schools that will be the best fit for you during the residency.