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Career Partnership with Boston Teacher Residency
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City Year is proud to partner with the Boston Teacher Residency so our alumni can continue to make a difference in clas
srooms and in the lives of students. This partnership reflects the shared vis ions and values of both organizations, and their belief that all students deserve access to opportunity. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the Boston Teacher Residency.



In Boston, the ratio of quality seats to students should be 1:1.   In partnership with communities, we can build schools that will train world class teachers while preparing all students for college and for an increasingly technology driven career landscape.



Boston Teacher Residency is a nationally recognized clinical teacher preparation program whose graduates support student achievement from day one and who stay in teaching, continuing to refine and improve their practice. Created in 2002 as a joint initiative between the Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), we designed BTR to meet the evolving needs of Boston’s children and families.


BTR, an AmeriCorps program, combines a yearlong classroom apprenticeship with targeted master’s level coursework to provide you with the hands-on experience, feedback, evaluation and ongoing post-graduate support critical to a successful career in teaching. Upon graduation, you will join a network of more than 600 teachers who are among the most effective in Massachusetts.


The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a Boston Teacher Resident and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a Boston Teacher Resident.


Benefits offered by the Boston Teacher Residency 

Program Highlights          
  • Co-teach in a collaborative and supportive teaching and learning environment under the guidance of experienced educators and content coaches

  • Complete an integrated graduate curriculum, designed and taught by BTR faculty, with specific focus on preparing educators for the realities of Boston’s schools and serving Boston’s diverse student body

  • Earn a low-cost M.Ed. granted by UMass Boston and MA Initial Teacher License

  • Participate in continued professional development as a graduate of our program

  • As of School Year 2019-20, we have 16 cohorts of graduates teaching in Boston Public Schools -- over 700 BTR trained teachers

Financial Support
  • BTR program cost waived, reduced UMass Boston tuition

  • Receive a living stipend and health benefits
  • May apply for additional financial aid and student loans through UMass Boston
  • Eligible to earn an Education Award upon successful completion of service


To Apply

  • Click here to access the Boston Teacher Residency's admissions website and apply online. 

  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume and indicate their affiliation with City Year under the appropriate section of the online application.
  • Priority Application deadline: October 29
  • Regular  Admissions deadline: To be announced


To Contact the Admissions Office

Learn More

  • Click here to hear a recent BTR grad talk about her experience.

Alumni Profiles                                                                           


Kimberly Domercant '13
Boston Teacher Residency '14
Landgon Morris '10 & '11
Boston Teach Residency '12

Read Kimberly's full profile
Connect with Kimberly
Read Langdon's full profile
Connect with Langdon


Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Boston Teacher Residency. Corps members and alumni interested in the residency program must complete the full application process.