Blue Engine’s innovative team teaching model works in partnership with public high schools serving low-income communities to give teachers access to trained Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices (BETAs) for an entire school year in 7th-10th grade Math and English/Language Arts classrooms. Teams of three BETAs and one lead teacher work closely together to provide a more engaging and rigorous classroom experience that empowers all students to be seen and heard. Teaching teams are trained and supported to execute various instructional models in a single classroom, addressing variations in student achievement, academic needs and learning styles through daily small group work and individualized teaching approaches to create a new kind of learning environment altogether.
At the same time, Blue Engine’s Teaching Apprenticeship allows for individuals interested in entering the teaching profession to gain hands-on experience working directly with students and a mentorship under the lead teacher for one or two years (as a BETA and AmeriCorps member), with the opportunity to earn their teaching credential in their second year through the Relay Graduate School of Education. Learn more about the BETA role.