Thursday, January 5, 2012

Are you interested in teaching in an urban setting?

The MATCH Corps, a highly selective one-year urban education fellowship, is looking for top-notch, gritty and determined college chemistry majors who are interested in joining next year’s Corps. Candidates should be interested in teaching in the inner-city. The application process is described at: The application form is found at: Here is some more information about MATCH Corps:

The MATCH Corps program began in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Corps is a group of 140 top recent college graduates who work one-on-one with six to eight MATCH High School, Middle School, or Elementary School students each day for an entire academic year. Corps members live together in apartments nearby the Middle School and Elementary School, and in a dorm on the top floor of the High School. All three schools are open-admission Charter Public Schools in Boston, MA. This full-time service year program is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap between minority students and their non-minority peers, one student at a time. Each Corps member works to guarantee the academic success of MATCH students while building personal relationships. Corps members also undertake secondary projects such as serving as teaching assistants, and may also coach teams and power extracurricular programs.

MATCH also offers an optional teacher training program called MATCH Teacher Residency. In MTR, Corps members receive additional training on the weekends with the aim of becoming unusually effective first year teachers in high-poverty schools. Graduates of MTR go on to teach at some of the most highly regarded charter schools in the country and tend to outperform other rookie teachers in the classroom.

To learn more about MATCH, check out this ABC News special:

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