Aspiring teachers and teacher leaders can apply now to be part of the next TTL cohort.
HGSE has welcomed the first cohort of the Teaching and Teacher Leadership (TTL) master’s program — officially kicking off this groundbreaking new model for teacher education that brings together aspiring and experienced educators to learn from, and in community with, one another and their faculty mentors. This first cohort arrived on campus in July (although some of the cohort had come together months earlier, for an online spring experience designed to jumpstart their preparation for field experiences in schools this fall). They immediately hit the ground running with classroom responsibilities in the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy, primed to develop their skills, strengthen their leadership, and form a professional network of mission-driven educators whose support will extend beyond their time at HGSE and into their careers.
One of the defining characteristics of the TTL Program is the breadth of educator pathways it offers. First, there is the Teacher Leadership strand, for experienced teachers who are looking to explore new roles in instructional leadership, coaching, or teacher development, for example. (Teacher leaders will also contribute to research on effective teacher preparation, working to define the characteristics that lead to success, and sharing results — another of the program’s valuable distinctions.) Then, there is the Teacher Licensure strand, which offers novice teachers the choice between two approaches to fieldwork experience, both leading to licensure. The residency fieldwork model is an innovative classroom immersion in which students kick off their fall semester as half-time teachers of record — making an immediate impact in classrooms. The internship fieldwork model is a more gradual approach and ramps up teaching responsibility more slowly.
Learn more on the Harvard Graduate School of Education website.