Supporting Educational Partners

The RESC Alliance works with TRP to offer this program across the state at ACES, CREC, CES, LEARN and EastConn regions. 

In the 1990s, Connecticut’s six RESCs formed the RESC Alliance to create greater access to resources and savings for all Connecticut public schools. Today, the RESCs collaborate to deliver an ever-growing variety of education resources and services that schools and communities couldn’t otherwise afford. The RESC Alliance also advocates at the state legislature for laws that address and respond to the education needs of all Connecticut residents.

2024-2025 Partner Districts

The following partner districts have committed to having residents in cohorts in four locations across the state.

Elementary East
  • Bristol

  • CREC Magnet Schools
  • East Windsor
  • Groton
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
  • Norwich
Elementary West
  • Hamden
  • Milford
  • Naugatuck
  • New Haven
  • Region 15
  • Torrington
  • Waterbury
  • West Haven
Special Education East
  • CREC Magnet Schools
  • CREC Student Services
  • EAST Conn
  • Ellington
  • Groton
  • Norwich
  • West Hartford
  • West Haven
Special Education West
  • ACES
  • Bristol
  • Hamden
  • Middletown
  • Naugatuck
  • New Britain
  • Stamford
  • Torrington
  • Westport


The CT Teacher Residency Program is a proven strategy to hire and train teachers of color to become certified elementary school teachers.  This program is designed so that you have a pipeline to support high performing staff with Bachelors degrees to move to the next level and join the ranks of full time teachers.   

Program staff will work  with you to identify candidates already working in your school district or community to become certified elementary school teachers after 14 months of intense training and a full-time residency with a mentor teacher in one of your schools.  

District participation is $10,750 and includes resident and mentor recruitment, evaluation, training, coaching and support.  Districts are also responsible for their staff costs including:

  • Mentor stipend $6,000
  • Resident salary and benefits of about $49K:
    • Hourly equivalent of $30k for 1 year
    • Two $2000 resident summer stipends
    • District benefits package

Grants, Title I, Title II, Title IV, Alliance and Open Choice funds can be used to support the recruiting and training of TRP  candidates.  


Partnership Services

  • Resident recruitment, screening and selection
  • Program management and support for central office
  • Information sessions for potential Residents and Mentors
  • Resident coaching, evaluation and support
  • Mentor teacher screening and selection
  • 7 Days of Mentor Training
  • Mentor coaching and support
  • Three principal trainings on the program and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Regular Partnership Updates

Short Term Benefits

  • Improves the experiences for students of all racial backgrounds
  • Resident classrooms have two adults serving one group of students
  • Residents are highly trained by your staff for one full year prior to becoming a certified teacher
  • Mentors increase their capacity as teachers and as a coach
  • Creates a pipeline to move high performing staff to certified teachers

Long Term Benefits

  • Increases the cultural competency of residents, mentors and principals.
  • Increases the diversity and inclusion of teachers of color and closes the gap between students of color and teachers of color
  • Increases the quality and retention of newly hired teachers
  • Increases student achievement in diverse classrooms

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