|Teacher Training Course: A Graduate Program in Education|
Learn to teach by teaching.
The Teacher Training Course (TTC) provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms where practice merged with theory is paramount. Immersion in the classroom while studying and working alongside a talented mentor is the best way to learn how to teach. In this one year, site-based preparation program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, seminars, and continuous involvement in the life of the school. Many apprentices also participate in a master's program at Lesley University. Apprentices have the opportunity through the TTC to spend the spring semester in public schools. Currently, the TTC enjoys partnerships with Haggerty School in Cambridge, Watertown Middle School in Watertown, and the Hugh R. O'Donnell Elementary School in East Boston.
More than 1,300 teachers have graduated from Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course since its inception in 1928.
The TTC has consulted with schools throughout the state, across the country and around the world about the best ways to train teachers.
Meet the TTC Class of 2013!
- As education schools face pressure to retool, Shady Hill represents a new way of training educators. Ed Week (February 27, 2002)
Come back in September, 2014, to download the application materials for the 2014-2015 cohort!
City Year LACY Partnership
|A Leadership After City Year (LACY) Partnership with Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course strengthens an applicant's chances of being admitted to the TTC. Read more about this partnership here.|
|"The development of the person is really the most important element in the education of a teacher. No amount of technique or scholarship can make a good teacher out of a person . . . who is afraid of experience."|
-Katharine Taylor, 1937
TTC Founder & first Director of Shady Hill School