Post-Grad Teaching, Fellowships, Service, and Graduate School

Williams graduates pursuing the field of Education go on to teach in Charter Schools, Private Schools, and Public Schools (through master’s and residency programs below); work in education technology or education policy, or pursue education research.

Please use EphLink and LinkedIn to search for alumni pursuing a wide range of careers in Education.

  • Teaching

    Use Handshake to search for jobs in Education. Students can teach at some Charter Schools and Private Schools post-Williams. Additional information is on the K-12 section. The below section on residency programs offers sample paths into teaching in public schools, which requires state licensure.

    Interested in teaching at a K-12 private or independent school post-Williams?

    Make an appointment in Handshake to learn more about placement agencies, which help match students looking for teaching jobs with the needs of schools.

    New private school teachers can expect to teach subjects they majored in at Williams as well as support the extracurricular activities of the school (e.g., athletics coach, club support, residence life). Starting salary averages around $30,000 for the school year, which often includes housing and some meals.

    Hiring timeline: Hiring for teachers happens from late fall through late spring. Placement agencies can start working with interested students as early as September, with offers from schools coming between December and May.

    Sample  Residency and Teaching Programs

    Teacher residencies follow the model of medical residencies; they provide training and certification and are geared toward students without an education major. Most include a master's degree, practicum hours for certification, and training and mentorship from current teachers. They often required a multi-year teaching commitment with a school or district in a high-need area after graduation. The following are a small sample of residencies/certification programs. A longer list with more geographic diversity can be found at the National Center for Teacher Residencies.

    Name Eligibility Graduate School Funding Certification Provided Total Length of Program Location Website
    Urban Teachers Seniors and recent grads, minimum 2.5 GPA, Fellows must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate school courses to continue with the program Yes, Johns Hopkins School of Education Yes, Stipend ($20,000-$30,000 in graduate school), relocation grant, salary paid by the school district after year 2, and potential endorsement for AmeriCorps Segal Education award Yes, Master of Science in Education - Educational Studies, certification in special education, and additional certification in your content area (either elementary education, secondary English, or secondary math). Dallas admittees also receive certification in ESL 4 years partner locations nationally (graduate studies in Baltimore, D.C., or Dallas)
    Boston Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads, 3.0 GPA, US citizen, national, or permanent resident Yes, UMass Boston Yes, Stipend ($16,000), discounted tuition (completely waived if you commit to teaching in Boston for 3 years), and $6,495 AmeriCorps Segal Education award Yes, M.Ed and MA Initial Teacher Licensure in Elementary or Secondary 4 years—1 year of MA coursework (1 school year and 2 summers) followed by 3 years of teaching in BPS Boston Boston Teaching Residency Website
    Teach for America Seniors and recent grads, US citizens, national/legal residents, or DACA recipients; minimum 2.5 GPA but most candidates have a 3.5 GPA or higher Optional Salary paid by the school district (~$33,000-58,000), discounted tuition at participating graduate schools, and potential endorsement for AmeriCorps Segal Education award Yes, TFA will guide you through getting a temporary teaching license. An MA (TFA has partnerships with many grad schools nationwide) is optional 2 years National
    Project Inspire Teacher Residency Seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; minimum 2.75 GPA but most candidates have a 3.0 GPA or higher Yes, Tennessee (either Lee University or University of Tennessee—Chattanooga) Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, MA degree and teaching license 5 years and 2 months—14-month MA program followed by 4 years of teaching in Hamilton County, TN Hamilton County, TN
    American Museum of Natural History Seniors and recent grads; minimum 3.0 GPA; BA in an earth science-related discipline Yes, Richard Gilder Graduate School Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, MA in Teaching with Specialization in Earth Sciences for grades 7-12 4 years—1 school year of MA coursework + residency at a local school and 2 summers of residency at AMNH, followed by 3 years of teaching (at any high-need school nationwide) NYC
    UPenn Independent School Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, Penn Graduate School of Education Yes, Salary and majority-all of tuition for M.S. covered by your partner school Yes, Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) 2 years of teaching at a partner school Partner day and boarding schools nationally UPenn Independent School Teaching Residency Website
    UTEP Chicago Seniors and recent grads Yes, University of Chicago Financial Aid Yes, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, Illinois 2 years—1 year of MA coursework followed by 1 year of teaching Chicago
    City on a Hill Charter Schools  Teaching Fellowship Seniors and recent grads Yes, Boston University Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts 2 years Boston
    Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, Sposato GSE Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts n/a Boston
    Capital Teaching Residency/KIPP DC Seniors and recent grads; 3.0gpa No Yes Yes, DC 3 years DC
    NYU Residency and Master's Seniors and recent grads Yes, NYU Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes, NY 1 year NYC
    TNTP Residency Seniors and recent grads Optional at some locations Financial Aid Yes, through TNTP Academy, different states 1-3 years National
    Lesley University Teaching Residency
    Yes, Lesley University Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts 1 year Massachusetts
    Institute for Citizens & Scholars Teaching Fellowship Seniors, Recent grads, Science and Tech majors Yes, 3 options Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, secondary school, Pennsylvania 3 years Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, 4 options Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, PA 3 years Philadelphia Philadelphia Teaching Residency Website

    Post-graduate Opportunities in the Berkshires

    Buxton School

    Darrow School

    Pine Cobble School 1-2 Year Fellowship