Rural Teacher Corps

Rural Teacher Corps

Recruiting & preparing teacher-leaders

Rural Teacher Corps (RTC) programs are intentional efforts to develop rural teacher-leaders:

  1. Making The Case: Why is the Rural Teacher Corps concept important to the future of rural communities? Learn why education is a linchpin issue in rural economic development.
  2. Exemplary Efforts: Learn how RTC Network programs are making a difference in their respective regions.
  3. Recommendations: On June 13-14, 2016 a group of rural school activists gathered on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University to discuss how they might create a better future for their rural schools and communities. This discussion was driven by an essential question: How do we work together to strengthen the recruitment, preparation, and placement/retention of future rural teacher-leaders? Here is a summary of their work.
  4. RSC also sponsors the "I am a Rural Teacher!" project, which connects rural teachers around the country, sharing their stories and perspectives. We invite you to join this network.

Ozarks Teacher Corps

Ozarks Teacher Corps

Founded in 2010, this nationally recognized program is a partnership between the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri State University--West Plains.

Great River Teacher Corps

Great River Teacher Corps

GRTC is a Western Illinois University program launched in 2018 with major support from the Tracy Family Foundation.

Eastern Illinois University Rural Teacher Corps

Eastern Illinois University Rural Teacher Corps

Eastern Illinois University launched this program in 2019.

TARTANS

TARTANS

Monmouth College established TARTANS in 2018 with support from the Galesburg Community Foundation.

Graham Local Schools, Ohio Hi Point, & Urbana University Career Partnership Program for future teachers.

Graham Local Schools, Ohio Hi Point, & Urbana University Career Partnership Program for future teachers.

This innovative collaboration was launched in 2018.

The RiSE program is an innovative rural residency program.

The RiSE program is an innovative rural residency program.

The effort is a program of California State University-Chico and received federal grant support.

The Black Belt Teachers Corps

The Black Belt Teachers Corps

The University of West Alabama launched this effort in 2016 with the support of state funding.