Program Admissions | RTL Program

Interested in becoming an RTL Teacher Resident?

Complete the School of Learning & teaching online application (The Spring 2024 application will open soon).

Contact Interim Program Director Dr. Jason Niedermeyer ( for more information.

RTL Residents must have a bachelor’s degree qualifying them to teach Elementary School, or Middle/High School math, science, social studies, English language arts, Spanish, or French.

Is the RTL Program for you?

  • Are you working (or plan to apply for employment) as a teacher at least half-time in a school district, charter school, or qualifying private school?
  • Do you have a bachelors degree?
  • Are you teaching in an elementary school classroom, or teach science, math, social studies, or English language arts in a middle or high school?
  • Do you have the experience, background, interest, and passion for designing meaningful learning for all students? 
  • Are you prepared to challenge yourself to become a licensed, transformative teacher in your community?

Qualities of an RTL Teacher Resident


  • Knowledge of community and culture
  • Understanding of child development


  • Time management
  • Personal Organization
  • Collaboration
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Leadership


  • Enjoy children and the classroom
  • Strong commitment to teaching as a career
  • Reflectiveness and the ability to challenge one’s own assumptions
  • Cultural competence
  • Capacity for learning and growth
  • Self-awareness 

This program is accredited by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

Contact Us

Dr. Kevin Carr | Program Director | 503-352-1443