"Boston is one of the best Cities for Teachers in America."
- Smart Asset, The Best (and Worst) Cities for Teachers (2014)
There are many reasons to pursue a career in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). BPS offers its teachers one of the most competitive salary and benefits packages in the nation. First-year teachers earn more than $51,000 and can make well over $70,000 by their sixth year. Teachers in the Boston Public Schools also have access to dedicated supports, exclusive resources, and prestigious leadership opportunities throughout their careers.
Here's a few more reasons to consider a career with Boston Public Schools.
REASON #1: Teacher Development
The Boston Public Schools is committed to developing world-class educators. Opportunities for teacher development include but are not limited to:
- New Teacher Development Programming
- Pathways to Licensure
- MTEL Preparation
REASON #2: Affinity Groups
We are committed to providing a welcoming work environment for educators from all backgrounds. The Boston Public Schools supports the following affinity groups:
- The BPS ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Educators Program
- BPS Male Educators of Color Executive Coaching Program (MEOC)
- BPS School Leaders of Color - Think Tank (SLoC)
Follow the link below to learn about our commitment to diversity.
Reason #3: Teacher Leadership Opportunities
Teachers in the Boston Public Schools have access to numerous leadership positions in a variety of contexts. Below are a few leadership opportunities available to our teachers.
- Lead Teachers
- Content Lead Teachers
- Team Lead Teachers
- Grade-Level Team Leaders
- School Site Council Members
- Instructional Leadership Team Members
- Language Acquisition Team Facilitators
- Professional Learning Advisory Board
- New Teacher Developers
- Peer Assistance and Review Consulting Teachers
Reason #4: District Partnerships
The Boston Public Schools benefits from the strong academic and nonprofit culture in the Greater Boston area. Our district has forged partnerships with a number of organizations to further develop our teachers and school leaders.
- Teachers 21 - Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate
- TeachPlus Policy Fellowship
- T3 - Turnaround Teacher Teams
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
- Boston Teachers Union Teacher Leader Fellowship
- Wheelock College - Competency-based Professional Development
- Building Excellent Schools - Aspiring Principals Program
- Boston College - Lynch-BPS Principal Fellowship
- Boston Teacher Residency Mentors
- Student Teacher Mentor or Cooperating Teacher
- Teach For America