Tuition & Scholarships

Please note that apprentices pay separate tuitions to Shady Hill School and Lesley University. Lesley offers scholarships and/or loans to individuals who qualify. Guidelines and applications can be obtained from Lesley's financial aid office.

Participants in the Shady Hill TTC only (no master's degree through Lesley) pay only the TTC tuition. A master's degree is not essential to acquire an initial license in Massachusetts; completion of the Teacher Training Course enables graduates to obtain initial licensure.


Cost of Tuition: $12,200 for 2017-2018
(Initial Licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School Humanities, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School General Science, or Middle School Math/Science Education)

The Shady Hill TTC offers two fellowships and some need-based scholarships to assist apprentices with the TTC tuition. For eligibility and application information, follow the links in the blue box along the right side of this page.


Cost of Tuition:
 $20,000-$28,000 for 2016-2017 (amount varies by license area); additional fees may apply
(Master's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle School Education)

This tuition is paid directly to Lesley University. Call (617) 349-8581 for information about Lesley's financial aid opportunities, policies and application deadlines. Please note that Lesley University has its own policies and application deadlines for financial aid. Direct all questions to that institution.


If you earned​ your bachelor’s degree at Lesley, you’re eligible to get 12 free credits toward your Lesley master’s degree
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​At $625 to $1,100 credit, that’s a huge tuition savings of $7,500–$13,200.
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The award is applied to your tuition over 2 semesters. You’ll get 6 credits of free tuition in your first semester, and 6 free credits in your last semester of graduate study.
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You can even use the Dividend toward an already-discounted dual bachelor’s and master’s degree program, for an even bigger bargain.
To apply the Dividend to your bill, you'll need to fill out this dynamic form.

Click here for more information.

Contact us: 

Teacher Training Course

Shady Hill School 
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138

617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138