Teacher Training Center (TTC) Overview

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.

  • Early Childhood (pre-k-2)                             
  • Elementary (1-6)                                           
  • Middle School Humanities (5-8) Not available in 2021-2022
  • Middle School Mathematics (5-8) Not available in 2021-2022     
  • Middle School Science (5-8) Not available in 2021-2022
  • Middle School Math and Science (5-8) Not available in 2021-2022
  • History (5-12) Not available in 2021-2022
  • Math (8-12) Not available in 2021-2022
  • Tech & Engineering (5-12) Not available in 2021-2022

    • TTC Class of 2020-2021


In the words of Katharine Taylor, TTC Founder and the first Director of Shady Hill School, "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." 



A Day in the Life of An Apprentice


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