The City on a Hill Urban Teaching Fellowship is an on-site licensure program focused on training effective urban educators. The fellowship is a one-year program intended to train and license individuals interested in a career teaching in urban public high schools.
Fellows are trained and mentored by veteran City on a Hill teachers while taking graduate courses at Boston University toward a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. They receive a stipend and significantly reduced tuition in exchange for teaching in an urban public school for two years upon completion of the program.
You can read more about the Urban Teaching Fellowship as told firsthand by Joanie Decopain, a 2018-2019 Fellow Mentor, and Carrie Wagner, Principal of the Upper School, here.
Boston University Partnership
City on a Hill has established a partnership with its neighbor, Boston University, that allows Teaching Fellows to receive a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree by attending evening and summer courses during their Fellowship year and their first year of teaching.These courses are offered to Fellows at significantly reduced tuition, thanks to Boston University’s generous CoaH Scholarship.
- View a list of the required academic courses
City Year Career Partnership
The Urban Teaching Fellowship is proud to be a City Year Career Partner. This partnership reflects the shared visions of both organizations and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as an Urban Teaching Fellow; AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in continuing their commitment to education and student achievement are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.
Teaching Fellows are full-time, integral members of the City on a Hill community. They are expected to uphold the standards and carry out the rules and regulations of City on a Hill as any employee of the school. Fellows have a full schedule, including academic and non-academic responsibilities (lunch duty, substituting classes, lesson planning, chaperoning field trips, etc.).
- View all responsibilities of Urban Teaching Fellows
Why City on a Hill?
City on a Hill strives to provide a nurturing environment for aspiring teachers to become licensed and effective urban educators. Fellows experience an urban public high school setting where the mission is alive, where students are academically successful, where teachers have time to work together, and where there is a strong culture of celebration.
- Read more about City on a Hill’s unique training and licensure opportunity
- Learn about the mission and vision of the Urban Teaching Fellowship Program
To learn more about the program, please contact Carrie Wagner, the Principal of the Upper School