Framingham Teacher Residency

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What We Do

  • The Framingham Teacher Residency is an alternative pathway for those looking to begin their career in teaching. The residency model blends a rigorous full-year classroom internship with academic coursework that is closely aligned with classroom experiences, supervised by a highly trained, supported mentor teacher. The residents will not only receive a living stipend but also may have their tuition expenses waived if the residents commit to teaching in the Framingham Public Schools for a minimum of three years.

About Us

  • Our Mission

    The mission of Framingham Teacher Residency is to prepare teacher-residents to use Culturally Responsive Teaching techniques to inspire students, empower learning, and provide high-quality bilingual education in the Framingham Public Schools.

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  • Our Vision

    Framingham Public Schools and Framingham State University share the vision that guides us to strive to: Support the whole child academically, socially, and behaviorally Create relationships between students, educators, families, and the community Provide educators with meaningful and relevant support and development Implement technology and facilities that allow teaching and learning to occur in environments that are healthy, welcoming and safe

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  • Our Program

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Teacher Licensure in Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts has several levels of teacher licensure (provisional, initial, professional). Framingham State University's Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure Program prepares students for the Initial License with its coursework, field-based experiences, and supervised practicum. The Initial License lasts for five (5) years of teaching. The professional license may be earned by adding an appropriate master’s program.

    Framingham Public Schools and Framingham State University are seeking to respond to the growing academic and social-emotional needs of students as we build our program. This program seeks simultaneously to protect the interests of FPS students while remaining in compliance with state regulations.

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The Program at Glance

  • Program Sites:
    Cameron Middle School
    Fuller Middle School 

    Contact:
    Kmatthews@framingham.edu

    Program:
    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher License (PBTL)

    Eligibility:
    Hold a bachelor’s degree by the start of the program year; Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident; Agree to background checks per DESE

    Duration:
    One year

    Time Commitment:
    180 school days, plus 20 days in an FPS middle school summer program, for a total of 1,400 hours (7 hours per day) of service in FPS classrooms, plus 300 hours (7 Post-Baccalaureate classes) as a cohort at FSU

    Application Window:
    Ongoing

    Living Allowance:
    $TBD over the course of the residency year

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