The Boston Teacher Residency is an innovative urban teacher preparation program which combines graduate coursework toward a Masters degree in Education with a full-year of co-teaching under the guidance of a veteran Mentor Teacher before placement as a full-time teacher in the Boston Public Schools. We recruit talented and diverse candidates of ALL MAJORS to enter a 13-month Teacher Residency modeled on the teaching hospital approach in which residents combine theory with practice, gaining both strong content knowledge and extensive hands-on, practical experience before becoming an effective practitioner in the field. Our mission is to drive significant student learning gains in Boston through the recruitment, preparation, and support of excellent teachers.
-Co-teach with a Mentor Teacher in one of our most effective urban public schools
-Take coursework taught by exceptional faculty
-Earn a M.Ed. from UMass Boston, MA Teacher license, credit toward dual license in Special Education
-Receive a stipend of $11,800 during your Residency and health benefits
-Receive an AmeriCorps Ed Award of $5,350 to cover in full qualified graduate expenses from UMass Boston
-Receive extensive support during your first three years teaching in the BPS
-Take advantage of an opportunity to "pay back" through service rather than tuition dollars - we waive 1/3 of the $10K BTR tuition for each year you teach in the BPS after your Teacher Residency