Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System:

You are eligible to join the MTRS if you are employed as a teacher or administrator in a Massachusetts public school outside the City of Boston or in any charter school in Massachusetts and:

  • you are covered by a contractual agreement regarding your employment;
  • you are employed on at least a half-time basis;
  • you are certified by the Department of Education (for Physical and Occupational Therapists, the Board of Allied Health Professionals); and,
  • your contractual agreement requires that you be certified by the Department of Education as a condition of your employment.

For new members enrolled after 7/1/2001, the contribution rate is 11%.  For additional information call 617-727-3661 or visit online at