Urban Teaching Fellowship

Shady Hill School offers an Urban Teaching Fellowship to an individual who is committed to public education and interested in a dual apprenticeship in an independent and public school. Ideally, recipients of the Urban Teaching Fellowship will complete the apprentice year, earn a graduate degree in education from Lesley University, and teach in a public school upon graduating from the program. The Urban Teaching Fellow spends September through December at Shady Hill School and January through June in a public school.

The Urban Teaching Fellowship award covers the cost of tuition (excluding the $600 enrollment deposit). The award may or may not include a modest housing stipend, depending on the availability of additional funds within the program. Work study opportunities in the TTC and Shady Hill School are also available.


All applicants for the Katharine Teaching Fellowship must submit a complete admissions packet, including all of the following:
1. the application form and essay
2. a resume
3. three letters of recommendation
4. official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
5. a $50 application fee (payable to Shady Hill School).

Applicants for the Urban Teaching Fellowship also must submit the following:
1. the TTC financial aid application
2. one additional essay that addresses the topic below.  The essay should be typed in a standard 12-point font, double spaced, and limited to 1,000-1,500 words.

"Describe an experience you have had in your education or career that has led you to make a commitment to teaching in a public school.”

Candidates are eligible for the fellowship if they:
  1. Are accepted into the Shady Hill Teacher Training Center
  2. Have a strong liberal arts educational background and high academic achievement (a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale)
  3. Demonstrated a commitment to service or volunteer work serving a high need population during the past two years or demonstrated leadership in working with children and/or adolescents in urban or rural communitiesp
  4. Demonstrate financial need.  Applicants must submit a completed Shady Hill TTC Financial Aid application.
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