Match Teacher Residency at Match Community Day School

Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Match Education,
1001 Commonwealth Ave,
Boston,
Massachusetts
2215
Contact Person: 
Lynn Ahumada
Contact E-mail Address: 
recruiting@matcheducation.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(617) 2320300
Description/Responsibilities: 
Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in an urban elementary school? If so, you should consider the Match Teacher Residency, a highly innovative, one-year teacher training program. Basically, we give college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find teaching positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom. Our elementary-certification program is based out of Match Community Day (MCD), an open-enrollment public charter school in Boston, MA. Match Teacher Residents at MCD earn Elementary certification with an ESL concentration. What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We are prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher. Members of MTR learn and practice very specific “Teacher Moves.” 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in charter schools that have a track record of “turning around” low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships one-on-one with kids and parents, then leveraging those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforce rules consistently, and maintain high expectations of students. MTRs also pursue a Masters of Effective Teaching Degree from our sister institution, the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. For more information on the new Masters degree component of MTR, have a look at our website: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-teacher-residency/sposato-graduate-school-education Match Teacher Residents also serve in Match Corps: Boston, our flagship tutoring fellowship. The Match Corps program began in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Corps is a group of top recent college graduates who tutor 6-8 students each day for an entire academic year. This full-time service year is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap, one student at a time. Those who opt to participate in MTR want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-need, “No Excuses” charter schools after their year as a Corps member. On Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, experience hours of hands-on practice, and receive in-depth coaching. Student teaching takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, as well; the whole program is designed so that it doesn’t interfere with the primary responsibility of tutoring your students. Match Community Day Corps members are especially nurturing, engaging educators who excel at inspiring young children to develop a passion for learning. The ideal Match Community Day Corps member will also have some working knowledge of one of the six languages most commonly spoken by immigrant families in Boston (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Chinese, and Vietnamese), although this is not an absolute requirement. Corps members deployed at Match Community Day need to be entrepreneurial and self-starting; the evolving nature of workloads in a new school requires them to gracefully handle new responsibilities as they arise. For more information about Match Community Day, check out our website: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-community-day For more information about Match Teacher Residency, check out these resources: A video introduction to Match Teacher Residency The MTR website: http://matcheducation.org/join-us/match-teacher-residency-boston Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/matcheducation Applications for the Match Teacher Residency are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1. To apply, go to our application here: http://www.quickbase.com/db/bhbqq2dbs
Requirements/Qualifications: 
Relentless work ethic, grit, passion for urban education, and experience working with children.
Application Instructions: 
Applications for the Match Teacher Residency are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1. To apply, go to our application here: http://www.quickbase.com/db/bhbqq2dbs