Want to be a game-changing rookie teacher in a high-performing urban public 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 teaching career off right by becoming a Match Teacher Resident and graduate student in the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. Were actively seeking our next cohort of aspiring middle and high school teachers.
HOW IT WORKS
- Match Teacher Residents (MTRs) spend full days in the nationally acclaimed Match Charter Public School, which serves low-income students in grades pre-K-12 in Boston.
- MTRs serve about 40 volunteer hours a week as math tutors in Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, and also spend time daily in classrooms where they observe, assist, and ultimately assume student teaching responsibilities.
- Two nights per week plus Saturdays in the fall, 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.
- At 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 full-time teachers in high-performing public schools serving low-income populations.
- As Sposato students, they participate in a year-long remote course thats supported by individualized coaching. Their classroom practice is evaluated using a battery of assessments to determine conferment of a Masters in Effective Teaching (MET) degree.
- $17,000 living allowance (representing the pre-tax amount);
- Loan forbearance on qualified loans;
- Segal Education Award from the National Service Trust (valued at $6,195 in 2019-2020), applicable toward eligible post-secondary institution costs and qualified student loans;
- Health insurance and retirement benefits;
- Subsidized housing with other Corps members (optional and offered on a first-come, first-served basis);
- Ongoing professional development and support;
- Experience at a nationally recognized organization.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree;
- U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status;
- Dedication 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.
ABOUT MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
The Match Charter Public School is a nationally recognized, high-performing school that serves low-income students in Boston. The school has three campuses: Match Community Day, Match Middle School and Match High School, cumulatively serving grades Pre-K through 12. Our mission is to prepare ALL of our students to succeed in college and beyond. Many of our students arrive at our school several grade levels behind. We believe that with great teachers, tutors and staff, as well as quality instruction and uncompromising expectations, these students can and will succeed. Our work is done through a combination of innovation, drive and an emphasis on relationship building with students and their families.
You can learn more about our students and families here. You can read more about our five school values here.
ABOUT 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 schools mission is to prepare rookie teachers with the necessary tools to be unusually effective teachers in high-poverty urban schools across the US. Those who successfully complete this two-year program will earn their Masters in Effective Teaching (MET). As one of the only graduate programs in the country thats 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 website to learn more about SGSE.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range and/or subject area.
This role is based at either Match Middle School (at 215 Forest Hills St.) or Match High School (1001 Commonwealth Ave.) in Boston, MA.
You may only apply to Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency one time per program year. Click Apply Now to complete the application.