Boston Teacher Residency 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 600 teachers who are among the most effective in Massachusetts.
BTR Priority Admissions Deadline: October 30th, 2018 (noon EST). Graduating college seniors, recent graduates and career changers are encouraged to apply.
- 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 2018-19, we have 15 cohorts of graduates teaching in Boston Public Schools -- over 600 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
BTR prepares teachers for:
- Elementary (grades 1-5)
- English (grades 6-12)
- Math (grades 6-12)
- Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Middle School Science
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.
Minimum Education Required