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Programs for Undergraduate Students

Undergrad Urban Education Pathway

This program is designed specifically for undergraduate students at Smith College, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire and UMass-Amherst.  Selected candidates participate in three experiences: fall orientation sessions, a January-term fellowship in an urban classroom, and a seminar in the spring focused on urban education in Western Mass. 

In addition to a foundational year of experiences in urban education, Urban Ed Scholars will continue to have unique development opportunities and access to mentorship and career resources, professional development sessions, and access to the resources of Smith Education & Child Study Program.

With clear links to future employment in Western Massachusetts, we hope many scholars participating in the pathway will choose to teach in one of the 27 Teach Western Mass partner schools in Holyoke and Springfield after graduation and completing applicable licensure programs. 

Application Timeline:  We will be accepting applications in Spring of 2018.

How To Apply: Online application available will be available here. Check back in Spring of 2018!

Western Mass Summer Teaching Fellowship

Generation Teach partners with local schools to provide high school and undergraduate students with high-quality summer teaching experiences to inspire them to pursue careers in urban teaching. 

Our Western Mass Summer Teaching Fellowship includes two weeks of intensive training and five weeks of teaching small groups of middle school students. Teaching Fellows receive daily coaching and support, as well as a taxable scholarship to offset living expenses. 

How To Apply: Online application available here.

Application Timeline: Applications are due on the 5th of every month. The final deadline for Summer 2018 is May 5, 2018.