The Learning Project - Teacher training fellowship program


Trainings & Fellowships

Location (s):

  • United States of America


The Learning Project’s Teacher Training Fellowship Program provides a rich opportunity for six beginning teachers to train directly with experienced mentor teachers and to develop their own teaching skills by working daily in the classroom.


Teaching Fellows have two different classroom placements over the course of the year and they are considered an integral part of the classroom team and of the school. Teaching Fellows are given significant, independent responsibility, as well as substantial guidance and support. There is a carefully outlined “progression” of responsibilities each Teaching Fellow is expected to fulfill during each placement, culminating in a take-over week where Teaching Fellows switch places with the Classroom Head. Teaching Fellows meet weekly with their mentor teachers and also as a cohort in seminar with the Assistant Head of School to learn about teaching techniques and to discuss their classroom experience. Teaching Fellows also supervise children in the After School Program.

Procedures for Application

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.

Please forward complete applications to Jen Lesky, Assistant Head of School at  

A complete application will include:

  1. Application Cover Page
  2. Your resume

Application material should be sent to:

The Learning Project Elementary School Internship Program
107 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
fax: 617.266.3543

LETTER From the Head

Dear Friend,

The Learning Project has three distinct hallmarks: its small size; its diversity; and its academic and ethical excellence. The school is small by choice, with between 116 and 118 students in grades K-6, because we believe in the power of small institutions to accomplish large goals. We are diverse because we believe we have a moral obligation to open our doors as widely and democratically as possible, and because we know that diversity enriches each of us. And we are serious about academic and ethical excellence and about promoting a culture of high expectations and exacting standards because we know that what we expect from children is often what we get.

Visitors frequently comment about how ‘traditional’ the school appears and how happily engaged the children are in their learning. We know it is possible to be both—to be at once serious and light-hearted; to have a calm and quiet tone, and at times be exuberant and loud; to be precise and analytical as well as whimsical and creative; to be firm in our approach to expectations and conduct, but also flexible and thoughtful about the nuances of different situations; to be deeply committed to the importance of hard work, diligence and duty, but ready for the uplift of laughter, joy and celebration. We like and comfortably embrace these seemingly contradictory characteristics.

It can be hard to get a good handle on this unique, ‘one of a kind’ school. I invite you to visit the school and will look forward to meeting you if you do.


Michael McCord
Head of School

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

In recent years, many of our Teaching Fellows have entered into the Program directly after college and with an interest in exploring teaching as a career. Others have come after several years in different professions. Still others have joined while doing work on a M.Ed. degree, and many have used their placement to meet student teaching requirements.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants:


Teaching Fellows receive a medical benefit (90%) plus a $30,000 yearly stipend, paid monthly from September to June.

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