Our Teacher Training Center (TTC)


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Shady Hill's nationally known Teacher Training Center (TTC) is a graduate-level teacher-preparation program that provides aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms. In this one year, site-based program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, seminars, and continuous involvement in the life of the school. Some participants choose to enroll solely in the TTC, though most also participate in a partnering master's program at Lesley University or Boston University (new for 2018-19).

  • Early Childhood (pre-k-2)                            
  • Elementary (1-6)                                           
  • Middle School Humanities (5-8)    
  • Middle School Mathematics (5-8)      
  • Middle School Science (5-8)
  • Middle School Math and Science (5-8)



"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, TTC Founder & first Director of Shady Hill School


Contact us: 

Teacher Training Center

Shady Hill School 
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.520.5215
www.shs.org/ttc


617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138