TTC Overview

"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
Shady Hill's nationally known Teacher Training Course (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.
  • 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)
Some participants choose to enroll solely in the TTC, though most also participate in a partnering master's program at Lesley University

Learn how a TTC apprenticeship can launch your teaching career.

In the video tour below, TTC staff and apprentice teachers talk about the program and how it has expanded their understanding of progressive education, their teaching tool kit, and their effectiveness with students and as a member of a school community.

Click here for the TTC newsletter. It highlights alumni news, provides updates about best practices in progressive education, and lists job opportunities.

Want an overview? Flip through our brochure.

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