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Baltimore City Teaching Residency

City Year is proud to partner with the Baltimore City Teaching Residency (a TNTP Teaching Fellows Program), so our alums can continue to make a difference in the lives of students and within the communities where they live and work.

TNTP Teaching Fellows City Year Career Partner

Baltimore City Teaching Residency offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Baltimore City Teaching Residency emphasizes intensive classroom practice centered around teaching experience and focused practice on core skills, expert coaching that begins in summer training and continues throughout your first year and personalized training that identifies areas of growth and customizes your coursework to address those needs.

Baltimore City Teaching Residents will also receive the following benefits:

  • competitive first-year salary (average is $51,000)
  • comprehensive coverage, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • full teaching certification from TNTP Academy after program completion
  • reduced tuition for an online Master of Science in education degree from Johns Hopkins University
  • Americorps Education Award: Upon successfully completing your first year of teaching in a systemically under-resourced school, Fellows who enroll in the TNTP AmeriCorps Program are eligible for an education award of up to $6,345, which can be used for repayment of federal student loans and/or for future educational costs at schools that accept federal financial aid; however, it cannot be applied towards TNTP Academy tuition and fees.
  • postponement of federal student loans repayment: As an AmeriCorps member, you may be eligible to pause repayment of outstanding federal student loans. You would not have to make any federal student loan payments during your year of service, and after you successfully complete the year, AmeriCorps would repay any interest accrued during that time.
  • Black Educator Excellence Cohort: supports new Black enrollees in transitioning to the teaching profession to help address barriers to the classroom that Black teachers often face. This cohort provides support, including some financial, exam preparation support and builds a networking and fellowship community with other Black educators. All participants who identify as Black/African American who are enrolled in the 2023-24 cohort with Baltimore City Teaching Residency are eligible for the Black Educator Excellence Cohort.

Why City Year loves Baltimore City Teaching Residency

For 20 years, Baltimore City Teaching Residency has partnered with Baltimore City Public Schools to recruit, train and certify more than 2,100 teachers. It partners with Baltimore City Public Schools to prepare teachers to work where they are most needed. Through this partnership, the residency has been able to provide more than 380,000 students with great teachers who have a significant impact on their students’ lives. As a member of Baltimore City Teaching Residency, you’ll most likely teach alongside residency alums who are committed to the lifelong success of students, as one in 10 Baltimore City Public Schools teachers began their careers in the program.

When you join Baltimore City Teaching Residency, you join a long-standing cohort of residents who care deeply about students’ futures and helping to transform Baltimore City Public Schools. With this hands-on, job-embedded teacher preparation program, you too can make a difference in the lives of Baltimore students.

To apply

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who apply for Baltimore City Teaching Residency will be eligible for a priority application process and to bypass the initial short-answer essay questions. When submitting your online application, complete all pages. On the “application questions” page, use the code “City Year” in response to the short-answer application questions. By inputting the code, City Year applicants get automatically pushed to the interview round.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so applying early could increase your chance of admission.

Please compare the start date for Baltimore City Teaching Residency to your City Year graduation date. City Year AmeriCorps members should avoid applying to Baltimore City Teaching Residency with a scheduling conflict, since being accepted into a program that starts before your City Year graduation would end your term of service with City Year, which could result in losing benefits that are available to you as a City Year alum.

To identify your City Year affiliation

You will be asked to note if you are a City Year AmeriCorps member or alum on the online application.

For more information

For questions regarding the Baltimore City Teaching Residency, please schedule a call with Lital Litwack, recruitment specialist, or email

For more information on the Baltimore City Teaching Residency experience, read stories from program alums.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Baltimore City Teaching Residency. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in applying must complete the full application process.

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