CETE Graduates


CETE Graduate Programs

Boston Residency Program * Brandeis University * Brown University
Harvard University * Mount Holyoke College * Smith College * Philadelphia Teacher Residency *

Boston Teacher Residency

Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a master’s program in education that recruits, prepares, and supports talented, committed individuals to teach in the Boston Public Schools (BPS).  A unique four-year program, BTR develops and sustains teachers particularly in the areas of highest need for the BPS: teachers of color and teachers of math, science, special education, and English as a Second Language (ESL).  After an intensive two-month summer institute, BTR’s Teacher Residents spend the entire academic year in a BPS classroom, where they work under the close guidance of an experienced mentor teacher while taking classes both in the evening and on Fridays.  At the end of the year, they earn a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License, a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and credit toward dual licensure in special education or ESL (which they complete the following year). Residents automatically receive a $10,000 loan that covers the cost of the program, and BTR provides an $11,400 stipend and eligibility for health care benefits.  Residents agree to teach in the BPS for three years upon graduation; for each year they teach in a BPS classroom, BTR forgives one-third of their initial $10,000 loan, and continues to provide structured induction support to help them develop from novice teachers to effective instructors and leaders in their schools.
To learn more about the Boston Teacher Residency program, please visit www.bostonteacherresidency.org or email us at info@bostonteacherresidency.org.


Brown University

The Brown University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is a 12-month (June to May) graduate program for students wishing to pursue careers as teachers. Leading to teacher certification in elementary (grades 1-6) or secondary English, History/Social Studies, or Biology/Science (grades 7-12) education, the program combines practice and theory through coursework and student teaching placements. Multiple student teaching placements provide a variety of learning contexts for each MAT student. The program is intentionally small in size, ensuring that students receive personal guidance from professors and mentor teachers. Financial aid is available in the form of tuition scholarships and is awarded on the basis of financial need, past performance and evidence of potential success in the program. The strongest applicants may apply to the Urban Education Fellows program, which provides tuition forgiveness in exchange for a commitment to teach in Providence-area urban public schools for three years following graduation.

For more information, visit our website at www.brown.edu/Departments/Education/TE and/or contact Teacher_Ed@brown.edu.


Mount Holyoke College

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at Mount Holyoke College is an accelerated coed teacher education program for aspiring middle and secondary school teachers.

Mount Holyoke’s flexible, 11-month M.A.T. includes a unique collaboration with Expeditionary Learning, a spring teaching practicum in an innovative school, personalized advising, and initial teacher licensure in 19 subject areas.

Mount Holyoke's M.A.T. is the only graduate teaching program in the country created and developed in collaboration with EL Education, a nonprofit educational organization that is transforming schools across the country. EL’s innovative teaching model is built around student-centered “learning expeditions” that challenge students to think critically and to take active roles in their classrooms and communities. After visiting an EL school in Washington, D.C., President Obama said, "This kind of innovative school . . . is an example of how all our schools should be.”

Students enrolled in Mount Holyoke’s M.A.T. program will take EL-designed courses and workshops taught by Mount Holyoke faculty and visiting EL teachers and mentors. Upon graduation, they will also have access to EL’s 160-school network.

For more information, visit our website at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/mat or email us at mat@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching is a hybrid program designed for working educators who wish to pursue an advanced degree while continuing their work with students and/or teachers. Participants have the option to attend classes on campus, online, or both.
The program offers intensive 3-week summer sessions that blend online and on-campus participants for live interactive learning experiences in our dynamic hybrid learning classrooms. During the academic year, courses are offered online, allowing participants to balance career, academic, and life responsibilities while completing their degree.

The Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching program includes courses in mathematics, math education, and educational leadership. Assignments have immediate application in school settings and are designed around the latest research in math education. The courses give educators the knowledge and skills necessary to become instructional leaders in mathematics.
For more information, visit our website at mathleadership.org or email our director, Mike Flynn at mflynn@mtholyoke.edu

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program supports our core mission of developing stronger teacher leaders in an effort to increase student learning, transform education, and cultivate and refine skills for current and future leadership roles in education. The program is spread across two years to make the work manageable for working teachers with each new cohort beginning in early summer of each year. The blended program combines on-campus and online students through our dynamic hybrid learning environments. Students have the option of joining us at Mount Holyoke College or online, utilizing state-of-the-art videoconferencing along with online platforms for class meetings.  The program can be used to apply for MA professional licensure.  Classes are designed and facilitated by a talented team of award-winning teachers and researchers with a unique partnership and support from  the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. State Teachers of the Year serve as Teacher Leaders-in-Residence, coaching for leadership and personal growth. For questions, email M.A.T.L. program director Megan Allen at mallen@mtholyoke.edu.     

Please visit our Professional and Graduate Education website for additional information on our programs:  https://www.mtholyoke.edu/professional-graduate.


Smith College

The Master of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.) at Smith College is designed for students who are planning to teach in elementary, middle, or high schools, and those wishing to do advanced study in the field of education.
What makes our program distinctive is our commitment to a philosophy of education rooted in the liberal arts. We believe that habits of inquiry cultivated by a liberal arts education are the best foundation for the intellectual and practical demands of teaching. We also believe that we do our best thinking and growing as teachers and learners in collaboration with others. We embody this ideal in our program, and we provide students with opportunities to engage deeply with faculty, each other, and practicing educators around the core challenges of teaching and learning.
Students who follow the master of arts in teaching program will, in the course of an intensive five-week summer session and a full-time academic year, be able to complete the state-approved program in teacher education to meet the requirements for licensure in various states.  A minimum of 40 semester hours and final course grades of B- or better are required for completion of the degree.

For more information, contact Gina Wyman (gwyman@smith.edu) or visit our website (www.smith.edu/education).


Brandeis University

The Brandeis Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is a full-time, 12-month graduate program for students with strong liberal arts backgrounds, including recent college graduates, career-changers and others with significant life experience, to become highly qualified, licensed classroom teachers. The program combines two summers of study on the Brandeis campus with a nine-month internship in a public elementary or secondary (middle or high) school or a Jewish day school, in the Boston area. The MAT program leads to the initial license to teach in Massachusetts, which has reciprocity with 44 other states and the District of Columbia. Candidates for the MAT degree are expected to satisfy all of the requirements for initial teaching license in their field, including the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL).  Prospective MAT students interested in teaching at the elementary level may choose to apply to either the concentration in Public Education at the Elementary Level or the Jewish Day School/DeLet concentration. Students interested in teaching in middle schools or high schools (secondary) may choose to apply to the Secondary concentration in a specified teaching field (currently: English, history, biology, chemistry, physics or Bible/Tanakh).

For more information, visit our website at http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/education/ or contact mat@brandeis.edu.


Harvard University

Three Teacher Education Programs at Harvard University help teacher candidates understand the diverse and unique challenges of today's urban classrooms and prepares them to assume new leadership roles within our schools. The work of the Harvard Teacher Education Program is guided by the overarching question, "What does it mean to be an effective educator of urban youth?" The three programs include the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP), the Teaching and Curriculum (TAC) program and the Harvard Teacher Fellows program (HTF).

The UTEP program enables Harvard College undergraduates to gain teacher certification while enrolled as undergraduates. Within the course of four undergraduate years, students complete required education courses while maintaining a focus on their undergraduate major as well as semester long pre-practicum and practicum experiences. Upon graduation students receive an initial license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to teach at the middle and/or high school level in the fields of math, science (Chemistry, Physics Biology, and General Science), History/Social studies and English.

The TEP program is a graduate degree program that awards a Master’s degree and a Massachusetts teaching credential to teach at the middle and/or high school level in same fields as listed above. The centerpiece of the TEP Program is extensive fieldwork in urban middle- and high-school classrooms. TEP candidates begin their fieldwork by team-teaching during the Summer Component at the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy, under the direction of a carefully chosen mentor. During the fall, interns spend increasing time observing and teaching in Cambridge and Boston schools under the mentorship of experienced teachers while enrolled in classes at the Graduate School of Education and in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Students complete their practicum in the spring and receive additional support through a unique Advisory structure, designed to bridge theory and practice and deepen Interns’ reflective abilities.

The Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program is the third teacher education program at Harvard. Available to Harvard College seniors, program begins with coursework and mentored teaching in the spring semester of the senior year, continuing through the summer and concluding in August. Fellows assume half time teaching positions at Partnership sites across the nation in the fall and work with Harvard faculty half time through at-distance as well as in-residence arrangements. During the following summer, Fellows return to Cambridge for culminating coursework and mentored teaching in order to receive their initial license in Massachusetts. The following fall interns will ideally return to their sites as full time teachers and continue to receive support from Harvard faculty during this year. Fellows participate in the program at no charge, and will receive a modest stipend to defray their living expenses while working part time in the first year. Students are eligible to earn a Master’s degree upon the successful completion of the program.

For additional information about TEP and UTEP please visit the Program website (www.gse.harvard.edu/tep) and/or contact Susan Kandel, TEP Program Coordinator (susan_kandel@gse.harvard.edu; 617-495-8854). For information about the Harvard Teacher Fellowship Program please visit the Program website (www.gse.harvard.edu/htf) and/or contact Eric Shed, HTF Program Director at Eric_Shed@gse.harvard.edu : 617-496-6026


Philadelphia Teacher Residency

The Philadelphia Teacher Residency (PTR) program is a unique teacher preparation program to prepare science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] recent graduates and professionals to teach math and science in Philadelphia schools. Prior to the academic year, Residents spend 2 months taking graduate level courses at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (UPenn GSE) and volunteering in youth-serving organizations within Philadelphia communities. Subsequently, for an entire high school calendar year, program participants (Residents) learn at-the-elbow of experienced teachers in their high school classrooms. At the same time, Residents continue coursework to earn both a Master's Degree as well as Pennsylvania teacher certification. After the Residency-year of preparation, graduated Residents teach in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for at least three years. During this time, PTR provides ongoing professional development activities.
Every Resident receives financial assistance to support their year of intensive training; several scholarships, loan forgiveness opportunities and living stipends are available through PTR, Penn GSE and Federal programs. A representative from the  Penn GSE Financial Aid Office consults with each Resident to assemble a financial aid package tailored to the Resident’s personal circumstance.

For more information:

Liz Palmer, Recruitment Manager
lpalmer@philaedfund.org (215) 665-1400 x3335

Diana Campbell, Director
dcampbell@philaedfund.org (215) 665-1400 x3325