We partner with the best teacher-training programs across the country to help our teaching fellows continue to develop their education careers and build upon the excellent training they receive at Breakthrough.
Having gone through Breakthrough’s rigorous selection and training processes, our teaching fellows are well prepared and highly sought-after for these selective pipeline partner programs.
Academy for Urban School Leadership
The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a non-profit school management organization that improves student achievement in Chicago’s chronically failing schools. This is accomplished through a disciplined turnaround process, built on a foundation of specially-trained AUSL teachers. AUSL’s Chicago Teacher Residency program is an intensive 12-month, full-time, paid training program that combines teacher preparation, certification and a master’s degree.
Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, college-preparatory, K-12 urban public charter schools in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. AF schools are focused on providing scholars with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities. Teachers participate in the Achievement First Teacher Career Pathway, a systematic, coordinated approach to recognizing and developing great teachers as they progress through five career stages.
Aspire Public Schools Teacher Residency
Founded in 1998, Aspire Public Schools is a national K-12 school system focused on improving public education by preparing underserved students for college, training highly effective teachers and sharing innovative best practices. Aspire serves more than 14,600 students in 38 open-enrollment public schools in underserved communities across California and Memphis, TN. The Aspire Teacher Residency (ATR) is an intensive and supportive teacher training program that prepares highly-effective urban educators. ATR offers a comprehensive four year program that integrates exceptional academic preparation and practical teaching experience. Residents earn an MA in Curriculum & Instruction and teaching credential in the first year while co-teaching with a trained mentor four days a week for the entire school year.
Blue Engine partners with public high schools serving low-income communities to increase academic rigor and prepare dramatically greater numbers of students for postsecondary success. To ensure students build strong academic foundations in high school, Blue Engine recruits, trains and supports Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs), recent college graduates who collaborate with teachers to help students develop advanced skills in mathematics, literacy and social cognition before they set foot on campus. BETAs commit to a single year of service, are paid an Americorps stipend (along with other financial benefits) and work in teams alongside a lead classroom teacher.
Boston Teacher Residency
Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a master’s program in education that recruits talented college graduates, career changers and community members and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Teacher Residents spend the full academic year in a BPS classroom, teaching alongside an experienced mentor and applying theory to practice through rigorous coursework. Their commitment earns them a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston, a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License and credit toward a dual license in Special Education.
Brown Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program
The Brown Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is an intensive one year master’s and certification program that prepares tomorrow’s teacher leaders for careers in elementary education (grades 1-6) or secondary education (grades 7-12) English, history/social studies, or science (biology, chemistry or engineering/physics). With a passionate commitment to equity and social justice, MAT candidates become content experts who create innovative and rigorous learning experiences for youth.
Capital Teaching Residency
The Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) is a nationally recognized, highly selective teacher training program that provides a pathway for aspiring teachers to develop into outstanding educators prepared to serve in high-need schools in Washington, D.C. The mission of the Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) is to close the achievement gap by increasing the number of highly effective educators in the District of Columbia.
Denver Math Fellows
The Denver Math Fellows Program is a district-wide math tutoring initiative in Denver Public Schools. This program is the first large-scale tutoring program integrated into the school day to be implemented district-wide in Colorado schools. It is an opportunity to be part of a unique and transformative initiative in the fastest-growing urban school district in the nation. Fellows provide small group mathematics tutoring a small group of students who are below grade level, emphasizing depth rather than breadth in math studies.
Denver Schools of Science and Technology
The Denver Schools of Science and Technology (DSST) is a high-performing network of charter schools serving students in grades 6-12 in the Denver area. DSST’s middle and high schools have consistently been ranked among the best in Denver Public Schools. As DSST expands its network, schools are always looking for educators who are committed to living DSST’s core values, building strong school culture and ultimately preparing students to achieve in the postsecondary world.
Mastery Charter Schools
Mastery Charter Schools is a growing network of high-performing charter schools based in Philadelphia. Their mission is to ensure that all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, to compete in the global economy, and to pursue their dreams. They believe that educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country—the civil rights issue of our day. They seek passionate, mission-aligned teachers and leaders who are prepared to join in our mission of ensuring that every child receives a quality, college-preparatory education. They provide a number of supports including: coaching, professional development, frequent feedback, collaborative support and best practice sharing to equip our teachers to succeed in the classroom.
MATCH Teacher Residency
Match Education operates Match Teacher Residency, which is a two-year teacher prep program. The goal and mission of MTR is to create unusually effective rookie teachers. During the first year of the program, MTRs are in the Match Corps: Boston program and tutor and mentor four days a week in public charter schools. Twice per week, MTRs receive training and participate in a mix of graduate schools classes, simulations, and ultimately student teaching. During the second year of the program, residents are teaching full time and receiving loads of support and coaching from MATCH. At the end of a successful second year, residents receive their Master’s in Effective Teaching.
New Visions Teacher Residency at Hunter College
The New Visions for Public Schools–Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency seeks applicants committed to educational equity and the imperative to provide all of New York City’s children with an excellent education. Teaching is a challenging and complex profession that requires working collaboratively with colleagues while engaging in reflection for continual self-improvement. It actively seeks mid-career professionals looking to enter the field of education.
Rocketship Education has pioneered the transformative Rocketship Model, which combines teacher development, parent empowerment and individualized learning to improve student achievement.
Rocky Mountain Prep
Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship is a one-year residency-based teaching fellowship program which prepares the next generation of PK-6 grade teachers to close the educational opportunity gap. For a full school year, fellows will learn from master teachers at RMP. They will also receive weekly professional development, observation, and coaching. Licensure opportunities are available from the University of Colorado Denver.
Shady Hill School Teacher Training Course
The Shady Hill School Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a nationally known graduate-level teacher residency program that provides aspiring teachers with the skills, knowledge, experience, and credentials to embark on powerful teaching and leadership careers. Our mission is to support and inspire confidence in a diverse cohort of aspiring teachers by offering well-guided experience in pre-K through eighth-grade public and private school classrooms. In this one year, site-based program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching and feedback, practical coursework and active involvement in the life of Shady Hill and our partnering public schools. Graduates leave the TTC with their Massachusetts initial teaching license, a master’s degree from Lesley University and a teaching job.
STRIVE Preparatory Schools
STRIVE Preparatory Schools is a Denver-based network of free, open enrollment, public charter schools committed to providing every student with an excellent, rigorous, college-preparatory education. Our skilled teachers prepare students for the challenges of high school and college in a small, safe and highly-focused learning environment. Since our founding in 2006, a STRIVE Prep/West Denver Prep school has led Denver middle schools in student achievement and academic growth.
Teach for America
Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising leaders in the effort. TFA recruits outstanding recent college graduates and professionals from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. TFA trains and supports its corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students, and fosters the leadership of its alumni as they address this problem from all sectors.
Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon Schools currently operates 49 schools across New York (Brooklyn, Troy, and Rochester), New Jersey (Camden and Newark), and Massachusetts (Boston) that have been nationally recognized for its’ proven record of success getting low-income students to and through college! Exclusive to Uncommon Schools, North Star (Newark, NJ), the RELAY Residency is a highly selective program that offers aspiring and apprentice teachers a unique opportunity to receive high-quality teacher training, while gradually taking on more teaching responsibility. The two-year teaching residency is a partnership between Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay GSE) and select partner schools, is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. For all regions outside of Newark, NJ, the Apprentice Teacher role provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals with limited or no teaching experience to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher. By the end of the year, Apprentice Teachers will be very strong candidates for a lead teaching position.
The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program
The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program, UChicago UTEP, is a five-year experience open to all prospective graduate students, including recent graduates and mid-career professionals looking to become teachers. The five-year experience includes a two year Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Illinois State Certification program followed by, and, at no additional cost, three years of professional development supports for alumni as they begin their careers as instructional classroom leaders. Prospective graduate students with a bachelor’s or graduate degree in any area interested in Elementary education are eligible to apply and prospective graduate students interested in Secondary education with a bachelor’s or graduate degree in Biology or Mathematics may apply.
The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Urban Teacher Education Program
The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Urban Teacher Education Program prepares ethical, reflective, collaborative, and visionary teacher-leaders. The urban focus grows out of our responsibility to the communities in which we live. In the Urban Teacher Ed Program at Penn GSE, prospective teachers learn to negotiate the realities of urban contexts, bringing their content expertise and pedagogical knowledge to their teaching. Building on children’s and adolescents’ strengths, curiosities and interests, we invite prospective teachers to take an inquiry stance toward teaching and learning. Our prospective teachers leave our program inspired to use the power of teaching to deepen student learning, transform schools, and increase educational equity.
The mission of University Prep, a Denver tuition-free public charter school, is to educate every K-5 student for college. Being a part of the University Prep team means being a game changer as part of a school that will undoubtedly change the academic trajectories and in turn, life opportunities of our young scholars. Both leadership and teaching positions are available.
Uplift Education is a free public charter school network serving almost 10,000 scholars in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Their mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a lifelong love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.
Urban Teachers is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Dallas/Fort Worth. Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. Urban Teachers residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in a clinical Masters of Science in Education from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. All Urban Teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance: only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program.