Apply to Become a Boston Teacher Resident

The admissions season for the 2014-15 program is now closed.

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

Thank you for your interest in BTR. We are thrilled to have received a large volume of applications during the Fall and Winter Admissions cycles.  Due to the high level of interest and the limited number of residency positions available for the 2014-15 program, the BTR admissions season is closing early this year and we are no longer accepting applications for Spring Admissions. However, we still encourage you fill out our prospective applicant form in order to receive relevant updates and information from our admissions office. We look forward to pursuing your candidacy once our season re-opens.

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


  • Admissions Timeline:
    Please note that while deadline dates have been confirmed, dates for notifications, Selection Days, and decisions are subject to change and will be reflected on this webpage.  Don’t forget: applications must be received by 5pm ET on the deadline date, and must include online application, transcripts, and 3 recommendations.

    Please re-visit this page in the coming months for a timeline of our admissions season for the 2015-16 residency.


    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.


    Reapplication
    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. www.ets.org/toefl/

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