Regis takes great pride in offering an exclusive opportunity - a prestigious fellowship that combines graduate study with a year-long PK-12 residency at a partnered school district.

As a PK-12 fellow, you will embark on a remarkable journey at a public school district for a full year, where you will not only gain invaluable field experience but also receive full tuition funding towards your Master of Education in Teaching Special Education. Our esteemed fellows will commence their graduate classes during the summer, begin their residency in the fall, and proudly graduate the following spring, all while earning their MEd in just one year.

Our Partnered Schools

How to Apply

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible given the competitive nature of fellowships.

  1. Submit an online application to the MEd in Teaching Special Education program by April 1. (Applications submitted after April 1 may not be considered for the Fellowship)
  2. Submit your application materials:
    1. Official Transcripts
    2. Statement of Purpose
    3. Updated Resume
    4. Two Letters of Recommendation
  3. Interview with the MEd program director
  4. Interview with the school district

Important Dates

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
Classes Begin: May 13, 2024 (Summer I)
Fellowship Orientation: TBD


We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including bachelor-prepared educators and individuals seeking a career change. Fellows will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of a full-time teacher. Our MEd program will equip students to take their MTELs to obtain their initial licensure in moderate disabilities PK-8 or 5-12.

Program Format

Fellows will begin their graduate studies during the Summer I semester, which begins in early to mid-May. Residency will commence starting on the first day of the district’s school year.

The majority of graduate courses are offered in an eight-week format, which enables you to focus on just one or two topic areas at a time. Four out of the ten courses offered are fully-online. The remaining are campus based and are offered in the evenings with sessions once per week. Your student teaching practicum and seminar will occur during your final spring semester in a 15-week term.

View the full-time curriculum.

Fellowship Responsibilities

As a valued fellow, it is crucial to adhere to the policies and procedures set by Regis and the school district. Your responsibilities will encompass the following:

  • Ensuring punctuality for graduate classes and maintaining academic good-standing by achieving a grade of B- or higher in all courses.
  • Adhering to the academic calendar for both Regis College and your respective school district.
  • Securing reliable transportation between your fellowship site and Regis (for classes).
  • Working the same hours and days as professional teachers.

Why Regis for your Teacher Fellowship?

With a rich history in education dating back to 1927, Regis has continuously been a trailblazer in the field. In collaboration with our partnered schools, Regis offers a prestigious fellowship program that equips you with the necessary tools and experience to thrive as an educator.

Say Goodbye to Tuition Worries

Pursue your MEd in Teaching Special Education without the burden of tuition costs or loans. Our fellowship covers 100% of your graduate tuition, courtesy of the school district of residency.

Immersive Learning Experience

Collaborate with seasoned educators who will guide you in acquiring the essential skills to develop innovative teaching methods and effective educational practices. Together, you will learn how to create stimulating and inclusive classrooms for students of all abilities.

Unwavering Support

Receive unwavering support from both Regis faculty and the school district of residency as you enrich your professional portfolio and embark on a fulfilling career in education. As part of the fellowship, the school district will provide you with a licensed educator in your chosen discipline to support you throughout your residency.

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