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UP Teaching Fellows

Do you want to build the instructional skills necessary to help transform chronically underperforming schools into extraordinary schools across the state of Massachusetts? Do you want to work with a smart, diverse cohort of aspiring educators and a team of some of the best teachers in the country? Have you been drawn to teaching but haven’t found a pathway to do so?  If you answered “Yes” to these questions, keep reading!

The UP Teaching Fellows program is a premier new teacher development pathway run in partnership with the Sposato Graduate School of Education. As an UP Teaching Fellow, you will get hands-on instructional experience with support from teacher leaders and your own coach, while taking graduate coursework leading to a Master’s in Effective Teaching and an initial teaching license. UP Teaching Fellows earn a $20,000 stipend, travel stipend, cell phone coverage, and a generous benefits package.

What Makes This Fellowship Unique?

Work with the Best
UP Academies use state-of-the-art instruction and school systems that have produced record-breaking student achievement results. Furthermore, the Sposato Graduate School of Education produces graduates that both principals and students rate as more effective and has a 100% job placement rate after graduation.

Become an Amazing Teacher
As an UP Teaching Fellow, you will engage in a wide range of supports and experiences to build your skill as a teacher. Most importantly, you will engage in at least 150 hours of classroom teaching experience, ranging from providing small group intervention, to executing a Do Now, to planning and teaching entire units of instruction. To ensure that you improve rapidly over the year, you will be paired with a host teacher and coach who will provide coaching, feedback, and support throughout the program. And, like all UP school team members, you will engage in school-wide systems and be there for students at all times – in the classroom, at lunch, or on the playground.

Earn a Master’s Degree
In addition, to your work at an UP Academy, you will also take graduate courses at the Sposato Graduate School of Education. But this isn’t your traditional teacher training: at Sposato you will engage in hands-on teacher practice with fellow students and skilled practitioners.  During your Fellowship year, you will take classes 2-3 days per week at Sposato or at your school.  Additionally, after you secure a full-time teaching position post-fellowship, you will continue to receive support and coaching from Sposato faculty. At the end of your first year of full-time teaching, you’ll have your Master’s in Effective Teaching. Of note: tuition is only $9,000 and you don’t start paying for school until you have a full-time teaching position.

Build a Career
After spending a year at UP Education Network as a Fellow, we are convinced you’ll be so inspired by our students, our team, and our philosophy that you’ll want to stay on for the long haul. This year, 88% of UP Teaching Fellows received full-time teaching positions within our network and continue to be valuable assets to our school communities.