1) They select the best and brightest student teachers to enroll in the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel Graduate Schools of Education. Teachers enter a one-year residency program (similar to a medical residency) and are then immersed in the classroom alongside a network of skilled mentors and program administrators. 2) Student teachers (Residents) work alongside a mentor teacher for a full year (more than 1000 hours of clinical experience). 3) Residents receive job placement assistance and support with integrating into Philadelphia Public Schools.
PTR collaborates and shares best practices with other teacher residency programs across the country-a significant benefit! In addition, those enrolled in the program earn a Master’s Degree and teaching certification prepared for first year classroom teaching.