Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a nationally recognized clinical teacher preparation program whose graduates support student achievement from day one and who stay in teaching, continuing to refine and improve their practice. Created in 2002 as a joint initiative between the Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), we designed BTR to meet the evolving needs of Boston’s children and families.
BTR, an AmeriCorps program, combines a yearlong classroom apprenticeship with targeted master’s level coursework to provide you with the hands-on experience, feedback, evaluation and ongoing post-graduate support critical to a successful career in teaching. Upon graduation, you will join a network of more than 700 teachers who are among the most effective in Massachusetts.
The priority deadline to submit applications for BTR Cohort 18 (Program Year 2020-21) is October 29th, 2019. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to as soon as possible. Graduating college seniors, recent graduates and career changers are encouraged to apply.
To begin your application, visit www.bpe.org/boston-teacher-residency/program/apply/
BTR prepares teachers for:
-Computer Science (6-12)
-General Science (6-9)
-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 2019-20, we have 16 cohorts of graduates teaching in Boston Public Schools -- over 700 BTR trained teachers
-BTR program cost waived, reduced UMass Boston tuition
-Receive a living stipend and health benefits
-May apply for additional financial aid and student loans through UMass Boston
-Eligible to earn an Education Award upon successful completion of service
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.
Childcare assistance if eligible, College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
For AmeriCorps members serving in the Boston Teacher Residency, successful completion includes receipt of a Master's in Education and a Massachusetts Initial Teaching License in the subject area of your Residency.
College Degree, Credential or Certification
Subject to criminal background check