Urban Catholic Teacher Corps

UCTC is a two-year post-graduate volunteer teaching program founded on the core values of teaching as ministry, simplicity, community, and spirituality. UCTC members commit to teaching for two years in Boston Catholic schools serving urban students, living in an intentional community, growing in their faith, and completing a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development.

UCTC is committed to the recruitment of a diverse group of participants who reflect the student populations of the schools with which we partner.

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How to Apply

Participating Schools

Pacements self reported from recent TESpECI graduates.

Application Information




Early Decision
December 1
Regular Decision
January 10

Application Form

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.





To be uploaded to your online Application Form

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

3 separate essays:

  1. State your teaching philosophy and how it informs your teaching.
  2. Explain your views of the benefits and challenges of faith-based education.
  3. Describe a recent, formative experience in your faith and how this experience has impacted your relationship with God.




Letters of Recommendation

Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form

The following letters of recommendation are required for the UCTC program:

  • Spiritual Advisor
  • Student Teaching Supervisor
  • Roommate
  • Two Academic


Undergraduate transcripts are required as part of the application process and graduate transcripts are accepted, but not required. Please note the following:

Only official transcripts, bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the relevant administrator, are acceptable.
Copies and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable.
If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate degree at the time your transcript is sent, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:

Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Standardized Tests

An unofficial score report may be uploaded to your online Application Form; however, an official score report – sent directly from ETS – must also be submitted upon acceptance/matriculation.

  • This program requires all applicants to have taken the GRE in a maximum of 5 years prior to application being submitted, regardless of previous academic coursework, previous degrees/credentials earned, and/or professional experience. No exceptions will be made.

  • The MAT may also be substituted for the GRE.

For more information about the GRE exam, including test dates and testing sites, visit https://www.ets.org/gre.
Lynch School of Education GRE Code: 3218

Writing Sample

Not required.

International Students

International applicants are encouraged to apply to the Lynch School of Education. Learn about requirements for international students.

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