Rural Teacher Corps

Rural Teacher Corps

Recruiting & preparing teacher-leaders

Rural Teacher Corps (RTC) programs spearhead educational innovation and serve as catalysts for thoughtful rural renewal. RSC provides a strong rationale for Rural Teacher Corps with specific recommendations on how to move forward with this concept. In addition, we are proud to work with exemplary rural teacher corps through our RTC Network.

Learn more about this work:

  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. At the center of their discussions was the 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.