BPE's mission is to drive exceptional outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and great schools. BPE has devised solutions to the toughest challenges faced by Boston’s students and teachers by weaving together expertise in teacher training and school development. We believe ambitious teaching (defined as instruction that consistently engages all students in rigorous content) requires not only effective teachers, but also systems that support great teaching and methods for continuous improvement. We have prepared over 700 teachers for Boston's public schools through the nationally recognized and replicated Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) and have pioneered scalable, cutting edge data tools and whole school improvement strategies.
Today, we are redesigning schooling for students and teachers by creating neighborhood-based Teaching Academies, which are in-district, PreK-12 schools providing a world-class education for all students while preparing outstanding new teachers for the Boston Public Schools. In 2012, we launched our first Teaching Academy, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (Grades K1-5), and in 2015 began operating our second Teaching Academy, the Dearborn STEM Academy (Grades 6-12).
BTR is a 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 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 earn an M.Ed, Massachusetts Initial Teaching License, and join a network of more than 700 teachers who are among the most effective in Massachusetts.
BTR Regular Admissions: February 18, 2021 (noon ET). Graduating college seniors, recent graduates and career changers are encouraged to apply.
To being your application, please complete our Prospect Form: www.bpe.org/boston-teacher-residency/program/apply/
BTR prepares teachers for:
(1) Elementary (grades 1-5)
(2) English (grades 6-12)
(3) Math (grades 6-12)
(4) Computer Science (grades 5-12)
(5) General Science (grades 6-9)
(6) Biology (grades 9-12)
(7) Chemistry (grades 9-12)
(8) Physics (grades 9-12)
-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 through a social justice lens
-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 2020-21, we have 17 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 AmeriCorps 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, Living allowance, 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
English, Chinese, Creole, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese
Subject to criminal background check