2019-2020 Match Teacher Residency
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. We’re actively seeking our next cohort of aspiring elementary, 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 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 full-time teachers in high-performing public schools serving low-income populations.
- As Sposato students, they participate in a year-long remote 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 website (http://www.sposatogse.org/) to learn more about MTR and SGSE.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- 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
- A sense of humor (we like to make jokes, but our jokes are only funny if you’re funny)
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have three application deadlines throughout the year that indicate the likelihood that a candidate will be able to secure a position in Match Teacher Residency. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range and/or subject area.
You may only apply to Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency one time per program year.
- Click "Apply Now" to apply for Match Teacher Residency. You will be taken to a two-step, online application.
- On the first page, you will upload a resume and enter your personal information.
- On the second page, you will enter information on your background, experiences, and preferences.
- You will also complete a few short answer questions* and submit contact information for one professional reference.
*Note: We do not require a cover letter for this application. In lieu of a cover letter, we ask that you complete our short answer questions carefully and thoughtfully.
We expect this online application to take about 30 minutes to complete. Please note that you cannot save your application before submitting it. You must complete this form in one sitting.
Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to check on your application submission.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any application-related issues. For all other questions, please visit www.matcheducation.org.
If you are looking for Match Corps, our one-year service opportunity that does not include the extended teacher training component, please click here for the correct application form.
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.
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..