|Learn To Teach By Teaching|
Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a graduate teacher preparation program that provides aspiring teachers with well guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms where practice and theory merge masterly. Immersion in a classroom with a talented mentor while studying relevant research and issues is the best way to learn how to teach.
In this one year, site-based teacher 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. The whole cohort spends the fall semester in Shady Hill classrooms, but both public school or Shady Hill placements are available in the spring.
The TTC is an approved program with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon completion of the program, apprentices earn initial licensure in
Some participants choose to enroll solely in the TTC, though most also participate in partnering master's program at Lesley or Tufts University. For more information about our various partnerships, follow the link in the green box to the left.
- Early Childhood (pre-k-2)
- Elementary (1-6)
- Middle School Humanities (5-8)
- Middle School Mathematics (5-8) - NEW!
- Middle School Science (5-8) - NEW!
- Middle School Math and Science (5-8)
Shady Hill's TTC is one of the most respected teacher residency programs in the United States. We consult with schools and districts throughout the state, across the country, and around the world about the best ways to train teachers for long, rewarding, and influential careers. More than 1,400 teachers have graduated from Shady Hill's Teacher Training Course since its inception in 1928.
Meet the TTC Class of 2014!
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.|