Wheelock Receives Federal Funding to Enhance Boston Public Schools
March 31, 2010
Wheelock is one of two colleges in Massachusetts selected to partner with the Boston Teacher Residency as part of a $15 million Teacher Quality Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The grant will help fund the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR)-a program that recruits talented college graduates, career changers, and community members to become Boston Public School teachers. Wheelock will develop a new early childhood track (pre-kindergarten through grade 2) within BTR.
BTR participants spend the full academic year in a Boston Public School classroom, teaching alongside an experienced mentor. They will also apply theory to practice through rigorous coursework. Their three-year commitment earns them a master's degree in education from Wheelock or UMass Boston, a Massachusetts initial teaching license, and credit toward a dual license in special education or English as a second language (ESL).