Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a one year, full-time AmeriCorps service program that recruits talented college graduates, career changers, and community members and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS).
Combining a year-long classroom apprenticeship in a BPE Teaching Academy with targeted master’s-level coursework, the program offers much more than just an affordable route into teaching. BTR provides every Teacher Resident with the practical learning, hands-on experience, and ongoing support essential to any successful career in teaching.
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Co-teach in a collaborative and supportive teaching and learning environment under the guidance of experienced educators and content coaches
Complete an integrated graduate curriculum, designed and taught by BTR faculty, with specific focus on preparing educators for the realities of Boston’s schools and serving Boston’s diverse student body
Earn a low-cost M.Ed. granted by UMass Boston and MA Initial Teacher License
Participate in continued professional development as a graduate of our program
As of School Year 2016-17, we have 13 cohorts of graduates teaching in Boston Public Schools -- over 600 BTR trained teachers
Receive a living stipend [currently $12,500] and health benefits
May apply for additional financial aid and student loans through UMass Boston
Eligible to earn an Education Award [$5,815 in value] upon successful completion of service
BTR prepares teachers for:
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BPE does not discriminate with regard to race, color, origin, gender, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. BPE is committed to seeking qualified applicants with disabilities and can provide reasonable accommodations during the application process and time of service upon request.