About The Urban Catholic Teacher Corps
The Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC) is a two year post-graduate service program that offers new teachers an opportunity to gain classroom experience in urban Catholic schools under the guidance of experience Catholic school teachers. UCTC members teach in the Archdiocese of Boston's Catholic schools, take graduate courses in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, and live together in an intentional faith-based community.
The fundamental principles of teaching as service, simple living, community life, and spirituality are the cornerstones of the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps. UCTC teachers live together in a community house in the urban area of Dorchester, Massachusetts, where they support each other in every aspect of their personal and professional lives. Participants are full-time regular classroom teachers during the year and take graduate courses throughout the year, as well.
TO JOIN UCTC, YOU MUST:
- Have student teaching experience in elementary or secondary
education or one year of supervised full-time teaching experience.
- Hold a Bachelor's degree.
- Commit three summers and two academic years to UCTC.
- Want to teach in urban Catholic schools.
- Have a commitment to Catholic education.
- Desire to live in a faith-based community.
UCTC PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:
- Opportunity for medical benefits
- A stipend for personal expenses and books
- Tuition remission for graduate courses in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College
Applicants do not have to be graduates of Boston College to apply to this program nor do they have to be Catholic. UCTC volunteers are recruited in cohorts who commit themselves to two (2) years of teaching service in Boston's urban Catholic schools. Teaching positions are available in grades PreK-12. The application deadline is January 1.
UCTC members are expected to work towards a Master's degree in the Lynch School during their time in the program.
For more information, please call 617.552.0602, or contact us through email. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Urban Catholic Teacher Corps is a member of the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). This consortium establishes and supports a collaborative cadre of primarily Catholic colleges and universities as they design and implement graduate teaching service programs, for the purpose of supporting Catholic/Parochial education in the United States. If the UCTC does not meet your specific needs or interests, please consider applying for one of the other UCCE member programs.