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Teacher Resident, paired with a mentor teacher while earning teacher licensure and taking university courses

Become a Teacher Resident in the vibrant community of Framingham, Massachusetts!

-- Earn your Massachusetts teaching license in Elementary Education or a Secondary-level subject area

-- Learn to teach by partnering with an experienced mentor teacher in an elementary or middle school classroom

-- Take Framingham State University courses with financial support from the Framingham Public Schools district

-- Receive an AmeriCorps stipend of $25,000 over the service year plus health insurance coverage

-- Earn a Segal Education Award grant of $7,395 upon serving 1,700 hours by the end of the school year


The mission of the Framingham Teacher Residency AmeriCorps Program (FTR) is to prepare multilingual and diverse aspiring teachers to use culturally responsive teaching to inspire students, empower learning, and support high-quality bilingual education in the Framingham Public Schools.

FTR AmeriCorps members will be paired with selected mentor teachers to plan and teach lessons and mini-lessons, facilitate small-group classroom activities and large-group discussions, assist students individually, grade and comment on individual student work, carry out classroom administrative duties, and communicate with students’ families. Each FTR AmeriCorps member will gradually take on full responsibility for teaching 75%-80% of their mentor’s classes by the end of their residency and will thereby earn Massachusetts Initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education or in specific Secondary-level subject areas such as Math, Science, History, English, or World Languages for grades 5-12, in accordance with DESE requirements, with training and supervision from FSU faculty.

Essential duties:

•         Collaborate with a mentor teacher in a core subject area in grades 3-5 or 6-8

•         Plan and teach mini-lessons and lessons using culturally responsive teaching techniques

•         Facilitate small-group classroom activities with students in grades 3-5 or 6-8

•         Facilitate large-group discussions with students in grades 3-5 or 6-8

•         Assist individual students in their academic assignments during classes

•         Grade and comment on individual student work, with guidance from the mentor teacher

•         Assist mentor teacher with administrative duties such as taking attendance, keeping records, and monitoring student behavior

•         Assist mentor teacher in communicating with students’ families via telephone, email, and in person

•         This position involves recurring access to school-age youth, as defined in 45 CFR §2510.20.

•         Enroll in courses at Framingham State University that lead to Massachusetts Initial teacher licensure

Job requirements:


•         Essential qualifications:

1. Proficiency in English

2. Status as a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

3. Ability to satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202

•         Preferred qualifications:

1.        Bachelor’s degree with content-area preparation in Elementary Education or a core Secondary-level subject (Math, Science, History, English, World Languages)

2.        Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information or military service.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for applications, interviews, and service.


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