The School District of Philadelphia’s (SDP) Teacher Residency Program, now entering its fourth year of recruitment, is an alternative pathway to teacher certification rooted in deep clinical training. Teacher residents work alongside an experienced (mentor) teacher, typically in a high-needs classroom, for a full academic year. Teacher residents take closely linked coursework from a partnering university that leads to a teacher certification (and often a Master’s Degree) at the end of the residency year.
Our Teacher Residency Program:
- Focuses on middle grades and secondary math and science in our high-needs schools
- Offers our residents a salary of $38, 611 plus benefits
- Pairs each resident with their own mentor teacher
- Guarantees each resident a teaching position after successful program completion