Become a Teacher in Boston Public Schools with the BPS Teaching Fellowship. Apply by 10/31.

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary and benefits in accordance with BTU contract salary scales



Application Deadline



2300 Washington Street
United States


We don't just train great teachers - we train great teachers for Boston students. Click here to learn how the BPS Teaching Fellowship can enable you to transform your academic and professional expertise into a high-impact career as an outstanding teacher.


Teaching in Boston Public Schools

As the birthplace of public education in this nation, Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. In BPS, we serve students who speak more than 80 different languages and come from more than 140 different countries. As of the 2017-2018 school year, 85% of our students identify as Black or Hispanic, 45% of our students speak a language other than English as their first language, and 66% of our students are economically disadvantaged.

Over the past twenty years, the Boston Public Schools has transformed into one of the most renowned urban public school systems in the country, with groundbreaking programs for students with disabilities and English Language Learners. As we celebrate the diversity and potential of our students, we are seeking high-quality teachers who reflect that diversity and potential.


Program Overview

The BPS Teaching Fellowship is part of a portfolio of programs operated by Boston Public Schools to increase the number of top teachers in the district who reflect the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students. The Fellowship does so by preparing aspiring teachers with deep roots in the Boston community to lead our students to academic success in just one year.


Who We Want

Boston Public Schools knows that there is no more important factor in a child’s education than a great teacher. Here in Boston, great teachers are passionate about urban education, drive student achievement, reflect the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students, and have a strong commitment to City of Boston.


Our Fellows are ready to use their talents to strengthen the Boston community and help students succeed. There is no one profile of an ideal candidate.  Whatever your background, you believe that every student can achieve at a high-level and will do whatever it takes to help them get there. No prior teaching experience or education coursework is necessary. Strong applicants:

  • Crave feedback and strive to be the best they can be at any challenge they undertake.
  • Think on their feet and can quickly devise solutions to unexpected challenges.
  • Want to work hard and have fun, will bring passion and joy to their classrooms, and will inspire achievement and a real love of learning.



Classroom-Centered Training: Our intensive summer training and ongoing, year-long coaching from experienced teachers is focused on key skills that get new teachers off to a strong start. Fellows who demonstrate mastery of instructional skills and a consistent ability to help their students learn and thrive will be eligible to apply for their initial teaching license.  

Hiring & Testing Support: Upon acceptance to the program, Fellows will have access to free test preparation courses and individualized hiring support including resume review and interview preparation, demo lesson workshops, and connections with school leaders looking to fill vacancies.


Full Salary and Benefits: Fellows will earn the same starting salary as other first year teachers - more than $52,000 plus comprehensive benefits - while pursuing certification when they start working full-time at a BPS school next fall.


Eligibility Requirements

Qualifications and eligibility for the BPS Teaching Fellowship program:

  • Be passionate about improving academic outcomes for students
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree by June 15, 2019
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Pass a criminal background check before the start of school
  • Must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA or minimum graduate GPA of 3.0
  • Passing MTEL scores for General Curriculum, Communication & Literacy, Foundations of Reading by June 7, 2019
  • Passing MTEL scores for English as a Second Language by May 24, 2019

How to Apply

Interested in becoming a teacher in Boston Public Schools? Apply before our upcoming deadline at

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree