Program Overview

The Stonehill Teacher Residency leads to a master's degree in inclusive education with Massachusetts initial licensure. Residents engage in all aspects of the classroom and school community while learning from a mentor teacher, supporting students and participating in the development and implementation of the curriculum. This approach allows residents to apply theoretical concepts learned in graduate coursework.

Teacher Licensure Options

Program Features

  • Earn your master's and an initial license in special education, PreK-8 or 5-12
  • Work under a mentor teacher in a partner district for a full academic year
  • Access extensive opportunities to engage in all aspects of the school community
  • Learn from experts at both the district and the college level
  • Receive a stipend and earn a master’s degree for less than $20,000

Residency Program Benefits

  • Comprehensive approach to teacher preparation capitalizing on the extensive expertise of school partners
  • Research shows that teacher candidates with extended field experiences are better prepared
  • Learn aspects of the professional role of an educator in a supported experience
  • Residencies can be a stepping stone to professional positions
  • Efficient and affordable with a rigorous graduate curriculum to prepare teacher candidates for their professional roles

The Residency Program is a good opportunity to go into schools and see and experience everything we're learning about.

Teacher Residency Partnerships

League School of Greater Boston

Walpole, Massachusetts
The League School of Greater Boston in Walpole, Massachusetts, is a private day and residential school for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's one of the first schools in the United States devoted exclusively to educating children and young adults with ASD.

South Shore Educational Collaborative

Hingham, Massachusetts
The South Shore Educational Collaborative (SSEC) in Hingham, Massachusetts, provides specialized educational and residential programs and services for students and adults diagnosed with a wide range of intellectual, educational, emotional, social, physical and/or medical challenges.

Public School District Partnerships

Stonehill students can also complete their Teacher Residency at public school districts in both urban and suburban settings. Stonehill's numerous partnerships with local public schools ensure you’ll find a placement to fit your goals.

Contact Information

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff

Dean of Graduate Admission
Admission

Meet the Director

Elizabeth Stringer Keefe

Elizabeth Stringer Keefe

Associate Professor of Education, Director of Graduate Teacher Education