Teacher Training Institute


Thank you for your interest in the Teacher Training Institute at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, a collaborative internship program between BB&N and Lesley University. This unique collaboration connects theory with practice in a comprehensive manner. It includes courses and seminars held at both BB&N and Lesley University. In addition, an intern is immersed in daily, supervised teaching with experienced mentor teachers.

We believe our Teacher Training Institute offers a superb way to train teachers whether you are in the beginning stages of the profession or are currently a certified teacher. This 12 month site-based residency leads to a Massachusetts Initial Licensure and a Master’s degree in Education.
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Program Descriptions

BB&N offers three programs of study each leading to full Massachusetts licensure and a Master’s in Education:

  • Elementary Education: Grades 1-6
  • Moderate Disabilities: Pre K – Grade 8
  • Moderate Disabilities: Grades 5- 12
    (The Moderate Disabilities programs are in collaboration with The Carroll School in Lincoln, Mass.)
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Graduates of the BB&N Teacher Training Institute teach in independent, charter and public school settings and are eligible for teacher licensure in approximately 40 states. They have excellent job placements upon graduation.
"In one year I went from just wanting to be able to plan and execute a lesson to designing an entire curriculum on my own in real time in my own classroom. Thank you for all you have done to help me get here.”
- Katie Karalexis '19

How To Apply

BB&N invites you to apply to the Teacher Training Institute. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university, some prior experience working with children, and a commitment to working in teams. The connections between the faculty and students are at the heart of the school. Thus, we ask members of the community to be engaged learners, compassionate individuals, and productive citizens who live the school’s motto: “Honor, Scholarship, Kindness.”
Application Requirements:

To apply you should use the Lesley online application process and submit all documents to Lesley University via the self-service portal. This can be accessed directly at:


The application requirements include the initial application, a written personal statement, resume, 3 letters of recommendation (form and letter), and official transcripts.

In addition, a personal, on-campus interview at BB&N’s Lower School is required. You may schedule this interview at your convenience by calling Beverly Malone at 617-800-2466 or email at bmalone@bbns.org. There is also a $40.00 application fee payable to Buckingham Browne & Nichols and sent directly to: Beverly Malone, BB&N Lower School, 10 Buckingham Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Once a candidate's online application is complete, Lesley University will forward it to BB&N. If accepted at BB&N, a candidate will then be considered for acceptance at Lesley University. When a candidate is accepted by both institutions, a formal letter of admittance is issued.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity.


Tuition for the Teacher Training Institute is divided between institutions:
BB&N: Tuition is $6,000. This is paid directly to BB&N and includes Pre-Practicum, Practicum, seminar and four additional courses for a total of 18 graduate credits. One half of the tuition is due September 1 and the remaining half is due November 1. Please note: If enrolled in a Moderate Disabilities program, the tuition at BB&N will be $1,650 due to the fact that students have their practicum and additional course work at The Carroll School.
Lesley University: Tuition is $840/credit or $650/credit for online courses. Students take 19 credits during the 12 month program at Lesley University.

Financial Aid

Buckingham Browne & Nichols has a scholarship covering part of the BB&N tuition for under-represented people in elementary education. The school is also able at times, to cover the cost of one or more courses at Lesley University. Contact the program’s director, Beverly Malone, for more information.

Contact Information

Beverly Schmitt Malone, Director
Teacher Training Institute
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
10 Buckingham Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-800-2466
Fax: 617-492-2729

Lower School Calendar

15 Craigie Street