Teacher Training Course
Learn to teach by teaching.
-A one-year graduate program in Cambridge, MA
-Mentored classroom experience
-Teacher licensure in early childhood, elementary, or middle school humanities or middle school math/science education
-Master's degree in education from Tufts University or Lesley University (optional)
-Scholarships and housing stipends available
The Teacher Training Course (TTC) provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth grade classrooms where practice merged with theory is paramount. Immersion in the classroom while studying and working alongside a talented mentor is the best way to learn how to teach. In this one year, school-based preparation program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, seminars, and continuous involvement in the life of the school. Many apprentices also participate in a master's program at either Lesley University or Tufts University. Apprentices have the opportunity through the TTC to spend the spring semester in public schools. In 2009-2010, the TTC is partnering with the Haggerty School in Cambridge (Janelle Bradshaw, Principal) and the Amos A. Lawrence School in Brookline (Rick Rogers, Principal and TTC alumn).
More than 1,300 teachers have graduated from Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course.
Now in its 82st year, the TTC has consulted with schools and other teacher preparation programs throughout the state, across the country and around the world about the best ways to train teachers.
Shady Hill School, Lesley University, Tufts University, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education