Teach in Boston Schools
Boston Public Schools operates the one-year BPS Teaching Fellowship to prepare local aspiring teachers to lead students to academic success.
Fellows spend a year developing foundational teaching techniques in an actual Boston classroom, with personalized training and expert coaches to guide them along the way. Fellows who show an ability to help students learn earn their teaching license by the end of the year.
Average salary: As a full-time employee of BPS, fellows will earn the same starting salary as other first-year teachers. First-year teachers earn more than $51,000 and can make well over $70,000 by their sixth year. As a participant of the BPS Teaching Fellowship, fellows will be responsible for the program tuition and fees. Program tuition for the 2016-17 school year will be $5,000, which may be paid out through the course of the year, once they have secured a full-time teaching position with BPS.
Licensed teachers ready to make a difference for Boston students may apply now. Only applications submitted prior to March 1st will be considered for BPS Priority Pools. Early application and participation in the District Priority Pools give candidates opportunities to earn a priority rating visible to school leaders. All applications submitted prior to March 1st will be screened against BPS teacher competencies, giving applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to serve Boston's students.
Average salary: First-year teachers earn more than $51,000 and can make well over $70,000 by their sixth year.
Associate Teachers complete year-long, paid apprenticeships. A corps of 30 Associate Teachers tutor and advise scholars, help prepare lessons and curriculum, and participate in professional development. As members of grade-level teams, Associate Teachers slowly assume classroom responsibilities. After a year of close mentorship, most Associate Teachers are prepared to become full-time teachers at one of four Brooke schools.
Average salary: $35K, benefits, eligible for additional $15K scholarship
Teaching Fellows work alongside a lead teacher and form strong, trusting relationships with students and families. Lead teachers provide professional development, coaching, and hands-on practice to prepare Teaching Fellows for lead teaching within 1 - 2 years. Teaching Fellows develop through personalized instructional coaching and differentiated professional development on academics, character, and school and classroom culture. Teaching Fellows practice small-group and whole-group classroom management and gradually assume responsibilities for planning and teaching lessons.
Average salary: $37K, benefits, MA Initial Teaching License, master's degree in teaching
The Match Corps is a one-year AmeriCorps volunteer service program. Corps members tutor small groups of students daily, providing academic remediation, extension, and mentoring.
Average salary: $15K stipend, $5775 Americorps education award upon completion of service year
Match Teacher Residency is a two-year teacher-training program leading to licensure and a master's degree from the Sposato Graduate School of Education and Match Charter Public School. The program prepares residents to be effective rookie teachers in high-performing, urban schools. As full-time Match Corps members, first-year residents attend graduate school and participate in simulated and student teaching sessions, receiving individual feedback. In their second year, residents find placements in high-performing, urban schools in Boston or nationally, complete distance-learning classes, and receive additional coaching.
Average salary: $15K stipend, AmeriCorps education award upon completion of service year; $9K tuition for master's degree is not charged until resident has a full-time teaching role