Williams graduates pursuing the field of Education go on to teach in Charter Schools, Private School 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.
Use Handshake to search for jobs in Education. Students can teach at some Charter Schools and Private Schools post-Williams. The below section on residency programs offers sample paths into teaching in public schools, which requires state licensure.
Interesting in teaching a K-12 private and independent school post-Williams? Make an appointment in Handshake with Emma 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 multiyear 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 Requirements for Teaching Post-Completion Location Website Urban Teachers Seniors and recent grads, 3.0 gpa Yes, Johns Hopkins School of Education Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, Elementary or Secondary Math or English 4 years partner locations nationally https://urbanteachers.org/teacher-certification/ Boston Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads, 3.0 gpa, US citizen Yes, UMASS Boston Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, Elementary or Secondary 3 years Boston https://www.bpe.org/boston-teacher-residency/program/ Teach for America Seniors and recent grads, US citizens or DACA recipients Optional Yes, Stipend, discounted tuition at participating graduate schools Optional 2 years National https://teachforamerica.org Project Inspire Teacher Residency Seniors and recent graduates Yes, in Tennessee Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, Tennessee 4 years in Hamilton County, TN Hamilton County, TN http://www.projectinspiretn.org/ American Museum of Natural History Seniors and recent grads Yes, Richard Gilder Graduate School Yes, Stipend and discounted tuition Yes, science, NY 4 years NYC https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of-arts-in-teaching UPenn Independent School Teaching Fellowship Seniors and recent grads Yes, Penn Graduate School of Education Yes, Salary and Tuition aid No Employment at partner school for 2 years Partner day and boarding schools nationally https://istr.gse.upenn.edu/ UTEP Chicago Seniors and recent grads Yes, University of Chicago Financial Aid Yes, Elementary or Secondary, Illinois One year Chicago https://utep.uchicago.edu/ City on Hill Charter Schools Urban Teaching Fellowship Seniors and recent grads Yes, Boston University Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts 2 years Boston https://www.cityonahill.org/urban-teaching-fellowship/ Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, Sposato GSE Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts n/a Boston https://www.matcheducation.org/join/opportunities-for-tutors-and-aspiring-teachers Capital Teaching Residency/KIPP DC Seniors and recent grads; 3.0gpa No Yes Yes, DC 3 years DC https://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/application-process/#capital-teaching-residents Relay Teacher Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, multiple cities Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes 2 years National https://relay.edu/aspiring-teachers NYU Residency and Master's Seniors and recent grads Yes, NYU Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes, NY 1 year NYC https://teachereducation.steinhardt.nyu.edu/ TNTP Residency Seniors and recent grads Optional at some locations Financial Aid Yes, through TNTP Academy, different states 1-3 years National https://tntpteachingfellows.org/ Lesley University Teaching Residency Yes, Lesley University Yes, salary for residency and reduced tuition Yes, Massachusetts 1 year Massachusetts https://lesley.edu/academics/graduate-school-of-education/teacher-residency-programs Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowship Seniors, Recent grads, Science and Tech majors Yes, 3 options Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, secondary school, Pennsylvania 3 years Pennsylvania https://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/pennsylvania/?utm_source=profellow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020&mc_cid=8683af244b&mc_eid=6140300213 Philadelphia Teaching Residency Seniors and recent grads Yes, 4 options Yes, stipend and reduced tuition Yes, PA 3 years Philadelphia https://jobs.philasd.org/opportunities/teachers/teacher-residency/
Post-graduate Opportunities in the Berkshires
Additional Graduate Schools in Education
When researching graduate schools, consider your end goals and geographic preferences if you are planning to teach, as not all states have certification reciprocity. In addition, for those enrolling in teacher preparation programs, know that many Master of Arts in Teaching or Master's in Education require you take a portion of the state certification exam (the MTEL in Mass.) prior to matriculation.
- Bank Street Graduate School of Education
- Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Stanford Graduate School of Education
- Teachers College at Columbia University
- Lesley Graduate School of Education
- Wheaton College Masters of Arts in Teaching
- Sarah Lawrence Masters of Science in the Art of Teaching
- University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
- Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago
- Tufts Graduate Programs in Education
The above are suggested by Susan Engel.
National/International Fellowships & International Opportunities with teaching components
Notre Dame has an expansive list of Post-grad Service Opportunities, including many in Education
Idealist is a search tool for social impact-related opportunities