THE 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.
AMOUNT OF FELLOWSHIP AWARD 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.
APPLICATION PROCESS PART I 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).
PART II 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.”
URBAN TEACHING FELLOWSHIP CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
Candidates are eligible for the fellowship if they:
Are accepted into the Shady Hill Teacher Training Center
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)
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
Demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit a completed Shady Hill TTC Financial Aid application.