Philadelphia Teacher Residency is in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (UPennGSE) as well as the Drexel University School of Education & The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Candidates must apply to both PTR (steps 1, 2, 4 & 5) as well as their graduate program (step 3). While the Praxis examinations are not required for admission, we strongly encourage candidates to take all of the requisite exams before July 1, 2013. Please see the five steps below, refer to these Frequently Asked Questions, and contact our Recruitment Manager for further assistance.
1. Apply to PTR
Apply for the "Philadelphia Teacher Resident" position, by clicking on the link below.
PTR reviews applications using a "rolling" admissions model with three review cycles. We encourage you to apply early, since the cohort size and scholarship funding is limited.
2. speak to the PTR Recruitment Manager
PTR Recruitment Manager
215-665-1400 ext. 3335
3. Apply to a PTR Partner school
A. Apply to the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education(Secondary Education)
B. Apply to the Drexel University School of Education (Teaching, Learning and Curriculum)
Please be sure to upload a copy of your UPenn or Drexel application materials to your PTR applicant profile (see "Apply to PTR" above).
4. Participate in the PTR Selection Day
The Selection Day is a variety of group activities to assess the dispositions and skills of PTR candidates. In order to be eligible to attend a Selection Day, candidates must have spoken to the PTR Recruitment Manager.
Fall Selection Day: December 1, 2012
Winter Selection Day: March 2, 2013
Spring Selection Day: May 4, 2013
Summer Selection Day: June 1, 2013
5. Interview with the school district of philadelphia
Schedule your interview via the PTR Recruitment Manager.
Take the Praxis exams
In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, all teacher candidates for initial certification must pass the Praxis Exams for their certification area. Candidates must complete the Praxis I as well as Praxis II in the subject area that they plan to teach. Please designate PTR as a score recipient, code #2668. It is required that candidates complete the Praxis I exam prior to starting their residency, and have at least scheduled to take the Praxis II subject area exam before June 15, 2013.