The Penn Residency Master's in Teaching (PRMT) program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of the nation’s leading boarding schools. The other consortium schools include Deerfield Academy, the Hotchkiss School, Lawrenceville School, Loomis Chaffee School, Milton Academy, Miss Porter's School, Northfield Mount Hermon, and Taft School. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the boarding schools’ unique setting, the program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a Master’s in Science of Education in concert with the exceptional fellowship programs offered by each school. The flexible format is also designed to accommodate the rigorous schedule of the Fellows and their host schools: brief, intensive on-site sessions that rotate between the Penn campus and the campus of each boarding school, paired with innovative and collaborative distance learning.
The program lasts for two years and involves:
- Summer work at Penn 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.