Apply to Become a Boston Teacher Resident

The admissions season for the 2016-17 program is now open!

Please review the eligibility and admissions policies below and submit a
Prospect Form to access the online application.

Thank you for your interest in the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR). The admissions season for the 2016-17 program is now open. To start the application, applicants must first complete a Prospect Form. Shortly after you submit the form, a link to the application will be sent to the e-mail address you signed up with. BTR recommends that applicants bookmark this link so that they can easily access the online application.

Minimum Eligibility

To apply for the Boston Teacher Residency program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by the start of the program year for which you are applying
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Click here for more information.

    Admissions Policies
    Please review the following admissions policies before applying. For additional information about Boston Teacher Residency admissions processes, review the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.

    Nondiscrimination Policy
    BTR does not discriminate with regard to race, color, origin, gender, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    BTR is committed to seeking qualified applicants with disabilities and can provide reasonable accommodations during the application process and time of service upon request. Please see the BTR Disability Accommodation and Access Policy for more information.

    Applicants may apply to Boston Teacher Residency only once during an admission year, but are welcome to reapply during subsequent admission years.

    TOEFL Policy (for Admission to University of Massachusetts Boston)
    Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of the University of Massachusetts admissions process. In addition, applicants who have a bachelor’s degree from a country outside of the U.S. may need to take the TOEFL. The TOEFL will also be required of Permanent Resident immigrants who have not attended an English-speaking educational institution for at least two years full-time. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has attended an English-speaking college or university in the United States for a period of at least two academic years full-time.

    A score of at least 550 on the paper-based exam or at least 213 on the computer-based exam is required. Information about the TOEFL may be obtained from the TOEFL Program, Box 899, Princeton, NJ, 08540 USA.

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