Educator Mentor Corps
Are you interested in joining the Educator Mentor Corps?
Fill out our application and apply today!
"If I only knew then what I know now."
Educator Mentor Corps (EMC) is a volunteer initiative of the Aspire Institute of Wheelock College that mobilizes skilled, experienced educators to prepare, inspire, and retain those entering the field.
EMC mentors work with new teachers in Greater Boston, Wooster and Western Massachusetts over their first few years in the classroom toward three goals:
- To enhance the professional skills of new teachers
- To improve new teacher retention
- To foster quality community service in support of education
Who is an ideal EMC mentor?
Experienced alumni educators who have an interest and passion in mentoring new teachers. Specifically, an EMC mentor is someone who:
- Has 10 or more years of teaching experience
- Is committed to working with teacher-mentees 1-2 days (up to 10 hours) per week over the school year
- Lives within or can travel to the greater Boston area regularly
- May be retired, near retiring age, or working part-time
- Can participate in a learning community, meeting with other Corps members, Wheelock faculty and staff from host schools 1-2 days per month over the school year and 3-5 days over the summer
How are EMC mentors affiliated with and supported by Wheelock?
Mentors serve as Wheelock Educators-in-Residence, and become part of a professional learning community with access to free college and continuing education courses, and other campus benefits. Educators-in-Residence can also serve as guest lecturers, develop their own workshops, and participate in research and policy initiatives.
New teacher mentees also receive free access to Wheelock continuing education and professional development offerings, including free course vouchers.
Where do EMC mentors go?
EMC mentors are matched with new teachers in the greater Boston area, in Wooster and in Western Massachusetts. Each mentor works with one or two new teachers for at least one day per week. Host school sites integrate EMC mentors as professional colleagues, including them in school-wide professional development and instructional improvement efforts.
Educator Mentor Corps Newsletter October 2011 (pdf)
Educator Mentor Corps Newsletter March 2011 (pdf)
Educator Mentor Corps Newsletter February 2011 (pdf)
Educator Mentor Corps Newsletter December 2010 (pdf)
If you know someone who might be interested in joining, please spread the word.
Download our official description flier for administrators.
Download our position description flier for potential mentors.
Download expectations for mentors.
Download data about success of the EMC program.
How to Apply
Give the Gifts of Knowledge, Perspective, and Passion to a New Teacher...Join the Wheelock Educator Mentor Corps!
Fill out an application here.
The Educator Mentor Corps program is an equal opportunity project, available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. It is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.