Match Teacher Residency

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $17,000
Details: Living Stipend



Start Date


Application Deadline



215 Forest Hills Street
United States


Want to be a game-changing rookie teacher in a high-performing urban school? We think teaching is the hardest and most important job in the world – a job that demands highly focused and intensive preparation. Start your teaching career off right by becoming a Match Teacher Resident and graduate student in the Sposato Graduate School of Education. We’re actively seeking our next cohort of aspiring elementary, middle and high school teachers.



Year 1:

·    Match Teacher Residents (MTRs) work full days in the nationally acclaimed Match Charter Public School, serving low-income 6th through 12th grade students from Boston.

·    MTRs serve a regular workweek as tutors in Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, and also spend time daily in classrooms where they observe, assist, and ultimately assume full-time teaching responsibilities.

·    Two nights per week, plus Saturdays, MTRs attend graduate classes, complete assignments (e.g. practicing lesson planning and analyzing video of effective teachers), and participate in teaching simulations through the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).

·    SGSE coaches and faculty provide frequent personalized feedback to MTRs as they ramp up in their teaching responsibilities.

·    By the end of the year at Match, successful MTRs get a Massachusetts “Initial” teaching license, and obtain a full-time teaching position in a high-performing urban school in the city of their choice.

Year 2:

•    MTR graduates work as full-time teachers at an urban charter or turnaround school.

•    As Sposato students, they participate in a year-long distance-learning course that’s supported by individualized coaching. Their classroom practice is evaluated using a battery of assessments to determine conferment of a Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET) degree.



The Sposato Graduate School of Education was approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education in 2012. The school’s mission is to prepare aspiring teachers with the necessary tools to be highly effective in their first year of full-time teaching. Those who successfully complete this two-year program, will earn their Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET). SGSE offers highly practical, hands-on training in classroom management techniques, lesson planning protocols, and strategies to build strong relationships with students and families. Graduates of this program are highly sought after by top charter and turnaround schools across the US and have a 100% job placement rate. Visit our web site ( to learn more about MTR and SGSE.


Desired Skills and Experience:

•  Bachelor’s degree (all majors accepted)

•  U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status

•  Dedicated to constantly improving

•  Strong communication and writing skills

•  Relentless work ethic

•  Committed to spending a year working with students in an exciting, fast-paced school setting

•  Previous experience working with urban youth preferred but not required


The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.



•  $17,000 living allowance (which is subject to applicable withholdings and deductions) over the complete term of service with the school

•  Loan forbearance on qualified loans

•  Segal Education Award from the National Service Trust applicable toward eligible post-secondary institution costs and qualified student loans

•  Health insurance and retirement benefits

•  Subsidized housing with other Corps members (optional, and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis)

•  Housing scholarship (offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to any corps members or residents who can provide proof of financial hardship)

•  Ongoing professional development and support with post-Match Corps transition

•  Experience at a nationally recognized organization.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have three application deadlines throughout the year that indicate the likelihood that a candidate will be able to secure a position in Match Corps. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range.

You may only apply to Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency one time per program year.

2019-2020 Application Late Fall Deadline: December 16, 2018