The program aims to accept associates who have a sincere interest in working with children and an authentic respect for what they have to offer the world. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with significant coursework in the liberal arts or sciences from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate G.P.A of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
Applying to the Associate Teacher Program
- Email a letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to program director Heather Woodcock
- Complete the online Lesley University application
- Apply for a teacher residency master's program in early childhood education
- Apply for a teacher residency master's program in elementary education
- Apply for a teacher residency master's program in middle and high school education
The Lesley online application requirements include an initial application, a written personal statement, resume, 2 letters of recommendation (both form and letter) and official transcripts. The application does not need to be fully completed in order to submit. Lesley invites candidates to submit sections as they are completed so that candidates are entered into the system.
As soon as the online Lesley University application is complete we encourage all applicants to schedule a tour of Belmont Day. We require all applicants to:
- complete an interview (either in person or via Zoom) with Heather Woodcock
- complete a Zoom interview with a current associate or mentor teacher
Interviews begin in October and are conducted once we receive all application materials. Please email Heather Woodcock to set up your tour and initial interview.
Lesley will forward each candidate’s application pieces to Belmont Day as those pieces become available. If accepted at Belmont Day, a candidate will then be considered for acceptance to Lesley University. When a candidate is accepted by both, a formal letter of admittance is issued.
Belmont Day School
55 Day School Lane
Belmont, MA 02478
Our admissions process is competitive, and the associate teacher cohort class often fills quickly each year. We admit applicants on a rolling basis, so encourage those interested to submit application materials and schedule interviews and a tour as soon as possible.
Applying to Lesley University
If you have any questions about Lesley University's application process that are not answered here, please email Stephanie Correia.
Teacher Training Fellowship
Develop your passion for learning and leading. The Teacher Training Fellowship covers the full cost of the Belmont Day School portion of the program. This $6,000 fellowship will be awarded to an associate teacher of color who demonstrates excellence and a strong commitment to working in the classroom. To learn more about the Fellowship and steps to apply, contact Heather Woodcock, director of the Associate Teacher Program.