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Apply To The Residency

Thank you for your interest in the Teach Western Mass Residency. Please follow the steps below to complete your application. 

1. APPLY NOW

To get started, create a new account here and begin working on your application!

2. COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION

Next, complete the online application. You will receive a response to your application approximately two to three weeks after submission.

3. SUBMIT INTERACTIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW

Based on your written application, you may be invited to participate in an interactive video interview. During your interactive video interview, you will record yourself responding to questions asking you to share what responsibility you believe teachers have in understanding concepts like race, identify, power, and class. You will also respond to classroom scenarios that are representative of the challenges that new teachers may face in a high-need school.

4. ENTER FINALIST PHASE

You will be notified of your offer status within two to three weeks of your interview if you are invited to the Finalist Phase. You’ll learn the specifics for your site upon acceptance, and our Recruitment Associates will help you complete the requirements you’re assigned.

5. RECEIVE OFFER

Your official offer letter will be extended after Finalist Phase items are completed. Offers are extended on a rolling basis. After you accept the offer, you will begin the Enrollment Process, which includes checklist items such as taking state-required tests and completing a background check.

6. PASS STATE TESTS

Once admitted, you’ll receive email guidance on completing mandatory state exams in your subject area, which you must pass prior to the start of training in order to begin the program. Test dates are limited and the exams may be challenging to pass. We encourage you to register for the exams as early as possible.

7. COMPLETE ENROLLMENT COURSEWORK

Prior to summer training, you will build your foundational knowledge about the teaching profession through online coursework. You will complete four self-guided enrollment modules, which include reading, videos, guided reflection and an assessment at the end of each module.

8. DEMONSTRATE CORE TEACHING SKILLS DURING SUMMER TRAINING

During an intensive summer training you’ll learn essential skills like managing a classroom, delivering content, and keeping students engaged on rigorous tasks. You must master those fundamentals by the end of summer training. Only Residents who can demonstrate those skills will complete pre-service training and begin teaching full-time in the fall.