Grade Level:Various (K1 – 8th grade)
Start Date: July 30, 2018
Locations: Boston, Massachusetts
The UP Teaching Fellowship allows aspiring educators to develop into effective new teachers through a unique teacher training and residency model between UP Education Network and our graduate school partners. Boston UP Teaching Fellows are hired by one of our UP Academies as a Cluster Substitute Teachers (building-wide substitutes) and have structured time built into their days to receive coaching and development from school leaders, the UP Education Network, and the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE). Following the fellowship, Fellows may apply for a full-time teacher position at UP. Fellows earn a Masters of Effective Teaching from SGSE after their first year of successful full-time teaching.
At UP Academy:
Throughout the year of full-time graduate studies at SGSE, fellows will spend time in the classroom with a host teacher and engage in the broader school community as a building-wide substitute teacher. Specifically:
Fellows will support execution of core program features, including upholding relentlessly high and consistent academic and behavioral expectations, supporting seamless and detailed operating procedures, and implementing rigorous, standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessments.
Fellows will cover classes as needed, ensuring that all students have high-quality and continuous instructional support.
Fellows will receive consistent coaching in the fall semester from the Manager of Talent Programs and support during student teaching in the spring from a school-based coach.
Fellows will engage in at least 150 hours of teacher practice over the course of the year. Instructional responsibilities will be structured so that a Fellow may begin the year observing and supporting classrooms and culminate the year in teaching full units of instruction.
Fellows will build invaluable experience engaging in the operations and culture of a high-functioning school environment.
Fellows will participate in planning time, cohort meetings, and school-based professional development in order to support instructional content development and to develop skills as a curriculum planner and member of a broader school community.
At Sposato Graduate School of Education:
Complete all coursework in pursuit of a Masters of Effective Teaching graduate degree, which involves 2-3 nights per week of scheduled classes; and
Participate in Saturday SGSE coursework and group practice.
Meet all other SGSE program requirements. For more information, see the SGSE website and our FAQ sheet about SGSE.
A strong belief in UP Education Network’s core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor
Admission into the Sposato Graduate School of Education (concurrent with application to be placed at an UP school)
Bachelor’s degree is required
Current authorization to work in the United States – a candidate must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
This fellowship is an 11-month position, August 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The Fellow is hired as a Cluster Substitute Teacher and will receive a salary of approximately $34,000 (based on a daily rate of $172); total compensation will depend on total days worked. As an employee of UP Academy and your respective school district, you will receive the same access to personal and sick days, health insurance, and dental insurance as others within your union.
About UP Education Network
UP Education Network operates six schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA. We serve over 3,000 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and achieve their full potential.
About Sposato Graduate School of Education
The mission of the Sposato Graduate School of Education® (SGSE) is to prepare unusually effective rookie teachers for schools serving low-income students. The program is mapped backwards from the demands of working in the highest performing urban public schools in America, and is distinctly different from other traditional graduate schools of education, or alternative programs like Teach for America. The first of this two-year program involves full-time graduate study and placement in a high performing urban school (in this case, an UP Academy). During the second year of graduate studies, individuals are hired as full-time teachers and receive coaching and support from SGSE staff. SGSE coursework begins in August 2017. To learn more about the program, click here.
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position for which they are qualified. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models. Therefore, we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff from a wide range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.