Program Sequence

Sposato is a two-year experience.

Year one is the training year.  All Sposato students complete an intense school-based residency or fellowship.   

The training year involves at least 40 hours per week of direct work inside of a school.  That work might include tutoring, assisting teaching, leading clubs or enrichment programs, participating in team meetings, coaching a sport, etc.  It's a full week of real work in a real school. 

Also during the training year, Sposato students take courses, participate in simulated teaching experience, and engage in student teaching.

During year two, Sposato students are employed as full-time first-year teachers.  Most choose to take teaching jobs in the Greater Boston area, but some others teach in high-performing urban public schools elsewhere in the country, e.g. New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles.  In addition to full-time teaching, Sposato students take a distance learning course, supported by individualized coaching.  Their performance during this year is carefully evaluated to determine if they receive the M.E.T. degree.