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Become a Certified Teacher - TWM Residency

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Springfield, MA

Teach Western Mass


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June 1, 2021
December 1, 2020
$45,000 - $65,000These numbers reflect average starting salaries - actual salary may reflect prior experience.

Title: Become a Teacher, Earn Your License - TWM Residency

Specific Location: Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley/Holyoke/Springfield

Compensation: Average starting salaries - over $45,000 (with consideration for previous experience), and includes comprehensive benefits packages 

Additional Information: If you’re already a licensed teacher, you are eligible for our Certified Teacher program. Visit our website to learn more. 

Work towards your teaching license in one-year while teaching full-time and earning a competitive salary and benefits!

All applicants must apply through the Teach Western Mass website.

Click HERE to start your application beginning Nov. 2nd, and REGISTER HERE to attend our kick-off informational webinar on Nov. 12th!

What We Offer:

• Certification that Counts: In one year, you will earn an Initial Teaching License from the state of Massachusetts once you pass the state required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure tests (MTELs) and graduate from our program. We offer certification routes in Mathematics, Moderate Disabilities (Special Education), and English as a Second Language. If you pursue a Middle School Math or Moderate Disabilities license, you will have the option, once recommended for certification, to apply your credits towards a Master’s degree in your content area through our partnership with American International College. 

• Full Salary and Benefits: You will earn a full teacher’s salary, starting around $45,000 (or higher, depending on the school’s career ladder), plus all related comprehensive benefits (including paid leave, retirement savings, and medical/dental/vision insurance), once you get hired at a Teach Western Mass partner school and begin teaching in Fall 2021. 

• Access to Scholarships and Stipends: The tuition for the Residency program is $7,000. Our Residency is a low-cost certification route compared to other programs. However, we recognize that the cost is a barrier for some applicants and we have created scholarships and payment plans to ensure that everyone who is interested in the Residency is able to afford it. Approximately half of our Residents each year receive a scholarship that covers 100% of their tuition cost. We also will work with you to create a payment plan that works for your specific financial situation. Additionally, you will receive a stipend for your pre-practicum teaching in the Summer of 2021 prior to your full-time employment as a salaried teacher in the Fall.

• Focused, Classroom-Centered Training: Our unique training model focuses on skills that are important to success as a first-year teacher. We place a focus on essential teaching skills, content-specific strategies, and intensive coaching coupled with high-quality feedback. Our specialized training is centered around practicing and applying instructional skills instead of just learning about them.

• Opportunities for Advancement: After completing the Residency, you will have opportunities to earn higher compensation by taking on grade/content-level leadership roles and additional responsibilities.

Who We Are:

The Teach Western Mass Residency is a one-year, accelerated training and licensure program—approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education—that gives aspiring teachers from all backgrounds the chance to earn a full teacher’s salary leading a classroom while receiving significant support toward earning their Massachusetts teaching certification.

Our customized credentialing program trains new teachers to be effective, empowered classroom educators able to build strong relationships in their school communities and implement standards-based and culturally-relevant curriculum for students in the region’s highest-need subject areas. 

Our program provides Residents with a pathway—beginning with an intensive summer pre-practicum experience and ending with state licensure in English as a Second Language (PreK-6 or 5-12), Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12), or Middle School Mathematics (5-8)—to a career in education.

TWM Residents spend a year developing foundational teaching techniques as a full-time classroom teacher with personalized training and expert coaches to guide them along the way. 

PRACTICE - Master essential teaching skills while you lead a classroom full-time.

COACHING - Learn how to succeed in Western Mass schools with guidance from expert coaches.

COMMUNITY - Join a cohort of inspiring educators on a journey toward a new career in the classroom.

Together we’re building a diverse community of dedicated educators who reflect the makeup of our vibrant region. 

Who We Want:

• Candidates committed to applying their diverse, transferable skills from previous experiences toward positively influencing the trajectory of students—especially those from under-resourced areas—every day.

• Candidates committed to acquiring the content knowledge needed to pass all required MTEL tests and complete related program coursework.

• Candidates committed to promoting academic achievement in high-need subject areas (Moderate Disabilities, ESL, and Middle School Math) and making a difference in the lives of and outcomes for Western Massachusetts students.

Eligibility Requirements:

• No previous teaching or student-facing experience needed to apply

• Must hold at least a bachelor’s degree (obtained by June 1, 2021)

• Must meet all legal requirements to work in the United States

• Must not have a valid Initial or Professional Massachusetts teaching license

• Must pass a criminal background check, FBI fingerprinting, and additional background checks required by school partners

If you have more questions about your eligibility for our Residency, visit the FAQ page of our website.

Our Commitment to Equity:

Here at Teach Western Mass, we’re looking for educators dedicated to bringing an excellent education to every classroom in our region. As educators, we share a belief that all families—regardless of where they live or how much money they earn—have the right to a great education and a bright future for their children. For us, this starts with committed teachers, and that could mean you.

We acknowledge that some candidates - especially those from underrepresented populations in the education and nonprofit sectors - may feel their professional experience and skill-sets are not a perfect match for this opportunity. Please apply if you are passionate about this work and/or our mission calls to you, even if you are unsure whether you should apply.

We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and encourage all to apply.

Not sure if you’re a perfect fit? Contact us at careers@teachwesternmass.com! You might be the next great teacher we’re looking for!

Title: Become a Teacher, Earn Your License - TWM Residency

Specific Location: Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley/Holyoke/Springfield

Compensation: Average starting salaries - over $45,000 (with consideration for previous experience), and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

All Residents employed as full-time teachers receive a benefits package from their school or district that includes health insurance, vacation, and sick days, among other benefits.

All Residents employed as full-time teachers receive a benefits package from their school or district that includes health insurance, vacation, and sick days, among other…

Location

1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109

How to Apply

Please complete your application by using our application site (https://teachwesternmass.smapply.io/) prior to our November 30th deadline!

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Please complete your application by using our application site (https://teachwesternmass.smapply.io/) prior to our November 30th deadline!

Contact us if you have any questions or…

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