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MATCH Charter Public High School Teacher Residency Program

September 18, 2016

The MATCH Corps is a one-year Urban Education fellowship program.

Recent college graduates from across the country commit one year to public service in Boston. They are assigned 6-7 MATCH students at the beginning of the year, with whom they work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course each day, doing close academic support and building relationships. They receive housing and a modest living stipend. After that, some go into teaching; some to med school and law school; and others get involved in public policy.

Participating in the Program:  Training lasts 12 months (August through July). Upon graduation, residents commit to two years of full-time teaching in an urban public school.

The program aims to provide would-be teachers with the skills they need to address a variety of possibilities. Trainees are exposed to the proven methods and experiences of past graduates in order to meet the high level of MATCH.

In the first year, residents are trained in Boston. During the year, they participate in our Match Corps tutoring program Monday through Thursday and receive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays. In the spring, we help our residents find teaching positions in the nation’s top urban charter and turnaround schools.  School leaders covet Match Teacher Residents; many folks get multiple job offers.

During the second year, residents have left Match Teacher Residency. They have full-time teaching jobs elsewhere.  However, they continue to participate in MTR in two ways: First, we provide ongoing support and coaching to residents who take teaching jobs in the Boston area. Second, residents take a yearlong distance-learning course that is closely connected to their work as full-time teachers.

Deadline: November 15, 2016

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