Boston Teacher Residency

Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a one year, full-time AmeriCorps service program. At BTR, we know that teaching is incredibly hard, complex work. We also recognize the paramount importance of this work for our youth, and have pioneered a model of urban teacher preparation that is designed to carefully recruit and select a diverse cohort of talented individuals who are committed to teaching, and to provide them with an effective, supportive, and affordable pathway to becoming an exceptional educator for Boston's children and families. Since 2003, we've prepared over 500 teachers who are working together across to the city to fulfill what we believe should be a basic promise of our democracy: a quality public education for every child. That promise starts with great teachers.

Program Highlights
• Earn a low-cost M.Ed. granted by UMass Boston and MA Initial Teacher License
• Co-teach in a collaborative and supportive teaching and learning environment
• Participate in continued professional development as a graduate of our program, earn dual license in Special Education or English as a Second Language
• Receive an AmeriCorps living stipend and health benefits
• Eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award that can be applied toward UMass tuition and fees

Join a diverse, dynamic, growing community
• 80% of our grads are still teaching in Boston, 87% are still teaching, and 90% are involved in education
• 50% of our residents and graduates are teachers of color; 50% of our secondary teachers are math and science educators
• BTR graduates make up about 33% of the new hires in BPS each year; and almost 10% of the total teaching force in BPS
• BTR graduates are hired by the Boston Public Schools and earn a masters level salary

Status: 

Operating

Industries: 

Employee Count Range: 

201-500

Company type: 

Non Profit

Founded year: 

2003

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