Shady Hill School Teacher Training Course
The Teacher Training Course (TTC) provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms where practice merged with theory is paramount. Immersion in the classroom while studying and working alongside a talented mentor is the best way to learn how to teach. In this one year, site-based preparation program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, seminars, and continuous involvement in the life of the school. Many apprentices also participate in a master's program at either Lesley University. Apprentices have the opportunity through the TTC to spend the spring semester in public schools. Recently, the TTC has partnered with Haggerty School in Cambridge, Watertown Middle School in Watertown, Hugh R. O'Donnell Elementary School in East Boston, and Amos A. Lawrence School in Brookline (Rick Rogers, Principal and TTC alumnus).
More than 1,300 teachers have graduated from Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course.