Launch your career with our Associate Teacher Program

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Our Associate Teacher Program prepares aspiring teachers for successful careers in just one year.

The Associate Teacher Program is a year-long teacher residency that aims to diversify the teacher workforce. Through the program, aspiring teachers gain the skills necessary to lead high-achieving, culturally responsive classrooms and equip their students with tools to advocate for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.

If you want to learn more, please contact Sadie Shea, Director of the Associate Teacher Program, via email ( or schedule an informational call.

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Upcoming Brooke Recruiting Events

Nov 4 4:30 PM

Associate Teacher Virtual Information Session

Join us for a virtual information session about our Associate Teacher Program, a salaried, school-based teacher preparation program that empowers corps members to become successful lead teachers in just one year. You will hear from the Director of the Associate Teacher Program and a panel of former Associate Teachers about school culture, the structure of the program, mentorship and professional development, compensation, and more!

Once you register, we will email you a Zoom link to access the event.


Over the last few years, we’ve been focused on how we can recruit, support, and maintain teachers of color, and one way we are committing to that is through the Associate Teacher Program.

Elza Mathieu Associate Teacher in 2008 and now Principal at Brooke East Boston

Is the Associate Teacher Program right for you?

Our Program Components Prepare Great Teachers

Professional Development

Associates begin the year with a full month of professional development. Throughout the year, Associates attend weekly seminars focused on the fundamentals of culturally responsive classroom leadership and instruction.

Read about A-Day-In-The-Life at Brooke

Individualized Mentoring

Associates are placed in a classroom with highly effective mentor teachers, who provide consistent observations, coaching, and monthly evaluations. Feedback links to a rubric that outlines key skills and a timeline for mastery.

Review the Program Rubric

Gradual Release

Once school starts, Associates observe lead teachers, slowly taking on more classroom leadership. As Associate Teachers develop their teaching skills, voice, and style throughout the year, they gradually take on more responsibilities in the classroom.

Check Out Our Frequently Asked Questions

Competitive Compensation

Associates receive a full salary and benefits and can apply for a $13,585 scholarship to be added to their base salary. This scholarship is available for candidates who have faced adversity and are most in need of additional financial support.

Apply for the scholarship

Apply Today If You Want To

Launch Your Teaching Career

Brooke is seeking a diverse group of aspiring teachers with a desire to uproot racism through academics and equip students with tools to advocate for an equitable and inclusive future. During the 2020-2021 school year:

  • 78% of our Associate Teachers identified as teachers of color
  • 83% of our Associate Teachers moved into lead positions at Brooke
  • 30% of all Brooke instructional staff started as Associate Teachers

Want more information? Hear directly from a former Associate Teacher.

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These Are Our

Steps to Apply

  1. 1

    Application and Resume

    Positions are filled on a rolling basis, with applicants given priority as soon as they submit their application and resume. Read our tips for applying page to strengthen your application.

  2. 2

    Scholarship Application

    Applicants should complete this scholarship application to be considered for the $13,585 stipend in addition to their base salary. This scholarship is awarded to select candidates who meet the criteria.

  3. 3

    Phone Interview

    Select candidates will be invited to a phone screen with our Associate Teacher Program Director.

  4. 4

    In-Person Interview

    Select candidates will interview in person, lead a demonstration lesson with students, and observe and meet Brooke teachers at one of our schools.

  5. 5

    Reference Check

    Finalists for the Associate Teacher Program will be asked to provide professional references.

We want talent partner alumni to apply! Highlight your participation in these programs in your application.

Ready to complete your Associate Teacher Program application?

Start your teaching career! We are accepting job applications for both the current and upcoming school years for our Associate Teacher Corps.