Teaching Apprentice

Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME

Accredited by NEASC

Want to earn your M.Ed. while teaching? Consider Berwick Academy and Lesley University’s Teaching Apprentice Program (TAP) which offers a purposeful blend of full-time hands-on teaching experiences and graduate courses.

Each Berwick Academy TA works under the guidance of experienced mentors for an entire academic year. Throughout the year each TA has two different teaching placements where they build lasting connections with students and colleagues. The TAs receive continuous feedback from their mentor teachers and the program director. In addition, the cohort of TAs meet for weekly seminars where they learn about teaching strategies and discuss classroom experiences.

Berwick TAs are also active participants in the wider Berwick Academy community: participating in parent-teacher conferences, attending faculty meetings, participating in professional development opportunities and/or coaching athletic teams.

Berwick's teaching apprentices develop the knowledge and skills essential for successful teaching while earning legitimate work experience at one of New England’s finest independent schools. The program will begin in June, and is open to aspiring educators in the elementary, middle, and high school levels (PK-12)

For more information please visit the Teaching Apprentice Program website: https://www.berwickacademy.org/teaching-apprentice-program

Application Process: Submit a resume and cover letter to Ali Vandenburgh at Berwick Academy (avandenburgh@berwickacademy.org) to begin the application process. Applications are accepted from October to April, with two application deadlines (01/10/20 and 03/06/20). Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials and visit campus as soon as possible.

Applicant Qualifications:

The Berwick Academy / Lesley University Teaching Apprentice Program is designed for highly motivated, intellectually curious adults who want to participate in a comprehensive and enriching program. No prior teaching experience is required. We encourage people of varying ages, experiences, and backgrounds to apply.

We are looking for the following: 

  • A successful graduate of an accredited undergraduate program, having earned a B.S. or B.A. (3.0 or higher)
  • Adults dedicated to meaningful experiences with children
  • Adults committed to becoming a teacher


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