Three Rivers Teacher Quality Partnerships (TQP)

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Colorado, New Mexico, Texas

Our Teacher Quality Program is a comprehensive initiative aimed at recruiting and supporting career changers who are eager to enter the teaching profession. This program is created to nurture the next generation of educators through comprehensive training, mentorship, and real-world experience.

This program is open to individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about education and eager to make a difference. Whether you're a recent college graduate exploring new career paths or a seasoned professional seeking a fulfilling change, our program welcomes individuals at all stages of life and career.

The opportunity

One of the unique features of our program is the opportunity for participants in their first year to be immersed in a dynamic learning environment where theory meets practice. Residents will spend dedicated time in the classroom alongside experienced mentor teachers. This immersive learning experience allows time to observe, collaborate, and learn from seasoned educators while gaining invaluable practical insights into the teaching profession. Through a blend of online coursework and hands-on experience, participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed to thrive as an educator.  

What We Offer

Holistic Training:

Our program provides in-depth training sessions covering pedagogy, classroom management techniques, and curriculum development. We equip residents with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the classroom.

Mentorship and Support:

Participants won't embark on this journey alone. Through mentorship programs and ongoing support from experienced educators, each resident will have professional development and career coaching to navigate the transition into teaching.

Practical Experience:

Hands-on experience is key to becoming an effective teacher. Our program offers placements in high-needs schools, allowing residents to apply their learning in real-world settings.

Licensure Assistance:

We understand the importance of obtaining the necessary certifications to kickstart your teaching career. Our team provides guidance and assistance throughout the certification process, ensuring a smooth transition from graduate student to teacher.

Community Engagement:

Teaching is more than just a job; it's about becoming an integral part of a community. Our program fosters connections with local schools and communities, helping you build meaningful relationships and make a positive impact beyond the classroom.

Supportive Community:

We believe that success thrives in a supportive community environment. Our program offers mentorship and guidance from the time you enter the program for up to two years following graduation for a total of three years. Whether you're navigating your coursework, planning lessons, or addressing classroom challenges, our team is here to support you on your journey.

Living Wage Support:

Financial considerations are one of the main challenges that often come with pursuing graduate studies. That's why 3REF is proud to offer our participants a $62,000 living wage to alleviate financial stress and allow them to focus wholeheartedly on their studies and teaching experience.

The outcome

The Teacher Quality Program is more than just training; it's a transformative journey where a passion for educating combines with inspiration. Participants embrace the opportunity to shape outcomes, cultivate knowledge, and become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of countless students. We are on a missing to foster a thriving community of educators who embark on rewarding careers where every day brings the chance to build curiosity and empowerment in the next generation.

Through this comprehensive initiative, the Three Rivers Education Foundation is dedicated to transforming the future of education, one classroom at a time.

"I recognize that without… hard work and involvement with the 3 Rivers Foundation, none of this would have been possible. Thank you for picking me to be part of this program. I hope I can make you proud! I also hope to pay it forward to other students in my future!"

Irene Martinez

Texas TQP Graduate