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UP Teaching Fellowship

Have you been drawn to teaching but want time to build skill and knowledge before leading your own classroom?

Do you want to build these skills and knowledge within a network focused on school turnaround; transforming chronically underperforming schools into extraordinary schools?

Do you want to learn from diverse, strong teacher-leaders?

Do you want to be set up for optimal success as a teacher-leader through engaging graduate studies?

If you answered yes to these questions, the UP Teaching Fellowship could be a good fit for you!

What Makes This Fellowship Unique?

As an UP Teaching Fellow, you will...

Work with and learn from the best. UP Academies use state of the art instruction that have produced record breaking student achievement results. As an UP Teaching Fellow, you will get to work with educators who are committed to continuing this record of success and who are also committed to supporting you as you develop into a strong teacher.

Build skill by doing. UP Teaching Fellows are fully immersed in their schools. You will build skill through your diversity of responsibilities. Most particularly, because you’ll be asked to cover classes frequently you will have ample amounts of opportunities to practice your teacher skills. You will get regular feedback from school and graduate school leaders to help you develop quickly.

Earn a Master’s Degree and initial teaching license in Massachusetts. Fellows enroll in graduate school courses while they’re in their fellowship year – allowing them to build necessary content knowledge, while implementing teaching practices at work. After your fellowship year, you will be on track to earn a Master’s degree and your initial teaching license.

Begin a new career. We hope that after spending a year working as a Fellow at an UP Academy, you will see the school and our broader community as your new work home. We hope you’ll be so inspired by our students and families, our team and educational philosophy that you’ll want to stay with UP and in education for the long haul. This year, 88% of UP Teaching Fellows received full time teaching positions within our network.