Match Teacher Residency: Boston
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Match Teacher Residency (MTR) is a 12-month program (August through July) that fully includes all aspects of the Match Corps: Boston experience, but is designed for those who know they want to teach in an urban school following completion in their first year in the Match Corps program. After their year with MTR in Boston, MTR's commit to teach for at least two additional years in a no excuses, high expectations, urban classroom.
The purpose of this program is to create unusually effective, rockstar rookie teachers. MTR includes the normal Match Corps: Boston tutor load each Monday to Thursday, but it also includes specific teacher training on Fridays and Saturdays. All MTR students enroll in the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education.
After this first year, a typical MTR then takes a full-time teaching job. The average Boston area starting salary is $44,000. While in this full-time job, MTRs enjoy additional (optional) coaching, and take one online class per semester. Then they earn a masters degree in Effective Teaching.
MTR, the Sposato Graduate School of Education, Match Corps: Boston share a common application.
Why you should consider applying early:
- Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of being selected.
- Some Match schools have more positions available than others; if you apply early, you have a higher chance of being placed in your top-choice school.
- You will know within about a month what your plans are for next year.
- You can start to plan your move to Boston!
- Find out more about Match Teacher Residency on their webpage.
- Learn more about the differences between MTR and TFA, and the differences between MTR and Traditional Graduate Education Programs
- See which schools Match Teacher Residency Alumni teach at in our Match Corps Alumni Directory
- Apply to Match Teacher Residency: Boston
"MTR helped me feel stable in my first year and comfortable in front of the classroom. They gave me an incredible amount of feedback, but most importantly, the type of feedback they gave me was specific and conducive to me becoming a better teacher."
Veronica Gentile, Match Corps V
6th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Prep
MTR versus Traditional Graduate Education Programs
|Traditional Grad School of Education||MTR/Charlie Sposato Grad School of Education|
|Final Credential||A Master's Degree in Teaching (MAT)||A preliminary license to teach in MA and a Master’s Degree in Effective Teaching (MET)|
|How it's paid for||
Scholarship: $11,206 (MAX grant given)
You start owing payments whether or not you have a job.
|After successful placement in an urban school MTR graduates start making payments.|
No data on job placement.
Degrees granted on time/credit hours. No follow-up post-program to evaluate effectiveness of teachers.
100% of MTR alums have been placed in jobs.
Degree granted based on performance/effectiveness. Graduates studied post-graduation to understand effectiveness.
|Training||For general student populations.||For urban and low-income students.|
|Curriculum Focus||One-size fits-all with a focus on pedagogy.||Highly personalized curriculum with a focus on practice (including behavioral management and instructional techniques).|
|Faculty||Primarily Researchers providing limited practical support and feedback.||Primarily Practitioners providing extensive coaching and feedback.|
*pricing information for traditional graduate schools is based on the Harvard Graduate School of Education