The Newton Public Schools
have been training and licensing high school teachers since 2007 through an innovative program called the Newton Teacher Residency (NTR). Designed and run entirely by teachers and administrators at the city's two high schools, the Residency program is a full time graduate level program that provides Massachusetts initial licensure in English, history, math, biology, chemistry, and physics. The program takes a full school year to complete, and charges a tuition of $6,000. A $5,400 fellowship is available to all accepted candidates.
NTR is partnered with Lesley University
to provide Master's degrees in Education. NTR License candidates have the option to pursue additional coursework at Lesley if they wish. The partnership with Lesley allows students in the Newton Teacher Residency to pursue a Master's Degree for a discounted rate, earning course credit for work done in the residency program.