Teaching Fellows Positions

The Teaching Fellows program is an innovative collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of the nation’s leading boarding schools. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the boarding schools’ unique setting, the program provides aspiring teachers a two-year opportunity to receive a Master’s in Science of Education in concert with the exceptional fellowship program offered by St. Paul’s School.
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The regular workload for a Teaching Fellow at St. Paul’s is to:

  • Be involved with two classes each term.
  • Coach, or assist, an interscholastic team for two terms.
  • Live on campus and be affiliated with a residential house and carry out all the duties and responsibilities of house advisers.
  • Meet with the other BSTR Teaching Fellows once a week and with their mentors, formally, at least that often.

The workload from Penn for the MSEd is:

  • Summer work at Penn for one week each year.
  • Online work with the cohort of Fellows from the other schools.
  • One weekend a term at one of the consortium schools with faculty from the schools and from Penn.
  • Coursework with a mentor at St. Paul’s.
  • Regular reading and writing assignments from the BSTR at the Penn Graduate School of Education.
The Boarding School Teaching Residency program is built from the foundation up with the understanding that teacher training must be solidly grounded in both theory and practice. For this reason, our program curriculum is designed to integrate the expertise of professional educators from a host of leading institutions, combining the perspectives of scholars and practitioners alike.

One goal of the BSTR is to encourage recent college graduates interested in the teaching profession and to broaden the population of educators prepared to teach in boarding schools by welcoming more diverse candidates.

The Boarding School Teaching Residency program prepares participants to be:
  • Outstanding Teachers: Trained to meet the growing needs of a dynamic teaching landscape.
  • Self-reflective Professionals: Willing and able to develop strategies for studying and improving their own teaching.
  • Qualified Leaders: Equipped to plan, build, and evaluate new curriculum and programs.


The Boarding School Teaching Residency program will confer a Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.). It requires the completion of 10 CU's over the course of two years.

If this opportunity interests you, please complete an online application. Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please write to teachingfellows@sps.edu.
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