Apply to Become a Boston Teacher Resident

The admissions season for the 2017-18 program is now open.

Thank you for your interest in the Boston Teacher Residency. The application season for the 2017-18 program is now open. Please complete a Prospect Form to receive an email that contains a link to 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
  • 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.

    Priority Admissions Timeline
    The admissions timeline for the priority deadline is as follows:
    Application Deadline:  November 9, 2016 at noon ET
    Selection Day Notifications: Week of December 5, 2016
    Selection Days: Week of January 9, 2017
    Final Decisions Announced: Week of January 23, 2017 (tentative)

    For the priority deadline, applicants must take the required MTEL no later than December 18, 2016.

    Regular Admissions Timeline
    The admissions timeline for the regular deadline is as follows:
    Application Deadline: February 7, 2017 at noon ET
    Selection Day Notifications: Week of March 6, 2017 (tentative)
    Selection Days: Week of March 27, 2017 (tentative)

    For the regular deadline, applicants must take the required MTEL no later than February 12, 2017.

    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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