Match Teacher Residency
Want to be a game-changing rookie teacher in a high-performing urban school? We think teaching is the hardest and most important job in the world – a job that demands highly focused and intensive preparation. Start your career off right by becoming a Match Teacher Resident and graduate student in the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. We’re actively hiring our next cohort of aspiring elementary, middle and high school teachers.
HOW does it work?
- Match Teacher Residents (MTRs) spend full days in the nationally acclaimed Match Charter Public School, which operates a pre-K-12 school for low-income students from Boston.
- MTRs serve a regular workweek as tutors in Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, and also spend time daily in classrooms where they observe, assist, and ultimately assume full-time teaching responsibilities.
- Two nights per week, plus Saturdays, MTRs attend graduate classes, complete assignments (e.g. practicing lesson planning and analyzing video of effective teachers), and participate in teaching simulations through the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).
- SGSE coaches and faculty provide frequent personalized feedback to MTRs as they ramp up in their teaching responsibilities.
- By the end of the year at Match, successful MTRs get a Massachusetts “Initial” teaching license, and obtain a full-time teaching position in a high-performing urban school in the city of their choice.
- MTR graduates work as a full-time teacher at an urban charter or turnaround school.
- As Sposato students, they participate in a year-long distance-learning course that’s supported by individualized coaching. Their classroom practice is evaluated using a battery of assessments to determine conferment of a Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET) degree.
WHAT IS THE SPOSATO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION?
The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education was approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education in 2012. The school’s mission is to prepare rookie teachers with the necessary tools to be effective teachers in high-poverty urban schools across the US. Those who successfully complete this two-year program, will earn their Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET). As one of the only graduate programs in the country that’s based in a K-12 school setting, SGSE offers highly practical, hands-on training in classroom management techniques, lesson planning protocols, and strategies to build strong relationships with students and families. Graduates of this program are highly sought after by top charter and turnaround schools across the US and have a 100% job placement rate. Visit our web site to learn more about MTR and SGSE.
what skills and experience do i need?
- Bachelor’s degree
- U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status
- Dedicated to constantly improving
- Thrives in a fast-paced environment
- Strong academic record
- Comfortable with receiving feedback
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Relentless work ethic
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice through improving educational outcomes
- Grit and determination
- Sense of humor (we like to make jokes, but our jokes are only funny if you’re funny)
how do i apply?
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We still have slots to fill in our next cohort. Apply today.
- Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of being selected.
- Some campuses have more positions available than others; if you apply early, you have a higher chance of being placed in your top-choice age group.
- You will know within 4-6 weeks whether we are in your plans are for next year.
how can i learn more about sposato?
"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