Match Associate Teacher Program 2020-2021
Associate Teachers are placed on grade-level (K-5) or subject level (6-12) teams in Match Public Charter Schools for an intensive year-long apprenticeship. Throughout the year, our Associate Teachers are coached and mentored by school leaders at Match and slowly assume more classroom responsibilities. All of our Associate Teachers are also enrolled in the Sposato Graduate School of Education. SGSE offers highly practical, hands-on training in effectively designing and implementing rigorous instruction, and in building classroom cultures consistent with achievement, purposefulness and joy. Through courses, coaching and classroom experience, Associate Teachers improve their teaching and planning expertise with the goal of becoming lead teachers in Match and other schools with similar missions the following year.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Serve as a teaching assistant in the classroom.
- Observe and provide in-class support to a host teacher.
- Actively receive coaching from Match and Sposato staff.
- Provide coverage, as requested, for a host teacher.
- Teach in a host teacher’s classroom with a gradual increase in teaching responsibilities as the school year progresses.
- Support the host teachers with administrative work—grading, material development, etc.
Provide daily coverage and support for the school.
- Support school-wide duties (breakfast, lunch, dismissal, etc.) as needed.
- Lead after-school activities as needed.
- Provide coverage for classrooms as needed.
Enroll in the Sposato Graduate School of Education.
- Complete all coursework requirements of SGSE and remain in good academic standing.
- Attend classes two nights a week throughout the school year.
- Attend practice sessions on Saturdays throughout the fall.
- Meet all practicum requirements, including summer student teaching in 2020.
- A Bachelor's degree required;
- A minimum of one year teaching or tutoring experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred;
- A commitment to working with underserved youth from low-income backgrounds;
- An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Match Education, including Match’s values and educational model;
- Dedication to constantly improving;
- An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
- Eagerness to receiving feedback on teaching practice;
- Strong communication and writing skills;
- Relentless work ethic;
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice through improving educational outcomes;
- Grit and determination.
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. Click “Apply Now” to complete the application.
ABOUT THE 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.
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.
The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment..