Program Overview

The Stonehill Teacher Residency program 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 a master’s degree in one year for less than $20,000 while also earning a stipend of $18,000 to $40,000, depending on placement
  • Earn your master's and Massachusetts initial licensure in special education, PreK-8 or 5-12, or math/science, 5-8
  • Work as a resident under a mentor teacher in a partner school/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

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 ensures that we as educators have the skills to teach our students with diverse needs and different learning styles, regardless of their background and abilities. And when all children, regardless of their differences, are educated together, everyone benefits.

School and District Partnerships

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

Residency Partners

Contact Information

Duffy – 124/126

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