Teach. Coach. Learn. Lead.

We believe that to be a good teacher one must understand the socio-ecosystem of a child’s life -- the 20% of the time they spend in school as well as their crucial out-of-school experiences. In our program you will work in Project Coach, a nationally recognized youth development program that provides free after-school recreation and academic help to children from proud, yet disadvantaged communities. Our fellowship is a singular opportunity for aspiring teachers to explore the critical factors that shape a child’s life. If teaching is your calling, contact us.


Fellowship Specifics

PC Fellows work as coaches and team leaders in Project Coach's afterschool program Tuesday-Friday from 3 to 7pm and one Saturday a month. For their participation in the program, fellows receive tuition waivers equal to the cost of their grad programs.

  • MAT Fellows: Teaching fellows complete their MAT degree in one year and graduate with Massachusetts licensure. 

  • ESS Fellows: Exercise and Sports Studies fellows complete their ESS degree in 2 years.

Our priority deadline for applications is January 31. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until we make our final decisions and fill our 2020-21 cohort. 


The MAT Program and ESS Program have their own deadlines. Please check the Smith College Graduate Program website for details. 

Click here to learn about our application requirements.

For more information about the Project Coach Fellowship or the Smith MAT program, please contact:

  • Jo Glading-DiLorenzo, Director, Project Coach & the Urban Education Initiative @ 413.923.8077 (m) 413.585.3369 (o)

  • Nicole Walsh, Coordinator of Teacher Education @ 413.585.4650 (o)

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​Find us: 

Morgan Hall, Smith College

37 Prospect Street

Northampton, MA 01060

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