Teacher Residency Program

We are seeking aspiring educators for the 2020-21 cohort of teacher residents!

The Teacher Residency Program is an intensive training program designed to prepare future teachers to work in SDP classrooms while earning their teaching certification (and often a Master’s Degree). All teacher residents work alongside an experienced mentor teacher for a full academic year while taking closely-aligned coursework with one of our residency partners. Residents commit to working as teachers of record in SDP for at least three years following their residency year.

The Residency:

  • Trains aspiring educators for classrooms in grades 6-12
  • Provides yearlong teacher preparation model
  • Prepares residents for PA State Instructional I certification
  • Equips residents to teach English, math, science or Spanish
  • Leverages graduate coursework, which often leads to a Master’s Degree

Program Benefits:

  • Salary of $38,611 plus full benefits
  • $7,500 tuition stipend
  • Cohort model
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Support with job placement within SDP

Program Requirements:

  • Desire to impact kids
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Passing Praxis
  • Co-enrollment in a partner teacher certification program