River City Partnership

River City Summer bridge students, SCS classroom, and River City logo

RCP MAT Scholarship

We are now accepting applications for the MAT Scholarship for classes beginning Spring 2020. Learn more about the scholarship here>.

 Apply to the RCP MAT Scholarship >

What is the River City Partnership?

Inspire Memphis (nicknamed the River City) through teaching. The goal of the River City Partnership is to train and inspire scholars to promote equity and social justice as they teach in Shelby County Schools or the Achievement School District. 180 days - one school year - is a lifetime and can make a huge difference in the life of a student. 

The River City Partnership is a collaborative partnership between UofM College of Education, Shelby County Schools, and the Achievement School District. The River City Partnership seeks to recruit local scholars, equip them to teach in Memphis schools, and support future teachers throughout college and as they enter the workforce. As River City Teacher Scholars, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (with licensure) or a Master of Arts in Teaching with Elementary Education Licensure or with Secondary Licensure in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies. The River City Partnership also includes the I AM A MAN. . .I Teach program, the Memphis Educators for Mathematical Excellence - (ME)2 - graduate certificate program, and the High School Summer Bridge Program.

River City Teacher Scholars Receive:

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Focused mentoring and advising
  • PRAXIS preparation and tutoring
  • Job placement assistance
  • Mentoring and coaching support after graduation
  • Bachelor of Science in Education or Master of Arts in Teaching
    • MAT in Early Childhood Education
    • MAT in Elementary Education
    • MAT in Secondary Education (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies) 

River City Partnership Press

  • Meet Lindsey Harris, Teacher Scholar in the inaugural River City Undergraduate cohort, in her SCS Spotlight Story

Lindsey Harris, RCP Teacher Scholar discusses the program


Need more information?

Email us at rivercitycoe@memphis.edu.

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