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Temple Teacher Residency is an urban teacher education program that prepares highly-motivated individuals with strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subject matter knowledge and diverse backgrounds to teach science and mathematics in high-need middle schools in the City of Philadelphia. TTR aims to improve STEM education opportunities and achievement of all middle school students in Philadelphia.
Resident teachers participate in a year-long apprenticeship alongside a highly successful mentor teacher, eventually working up to taking full responsibility for the mentor teacher’s classes. Residents are in their mentor teacher’s classroom Monday-Thursday, participate in weekly professional development activities on Fridays, and take graduate-level courses some evenings and Saturdays. Residents receive a stipend and tuition award up to $20,000 for the year to help support them while they complete this intensive graduate program.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: Temple Teacher ResidencyOrganization Street Address: 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19122Organization Phone Number: 215-204-1518Short Description of Organization:
Temple Teacher Residency is a 1-year masters and teaching certification program for diverse people with strong math/science backgrounds to become middle grades teachers in Philadelphia.Program Street Address: 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
19122Program Phone Number: 215-204-1518Which one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: YesIf you answered yes to the last question ("l"), please list those partners.:
Temple University Colleges of Education, Science & Technology, and Engineering; School District of Philadelphia; American Paradigm SchoolsAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
- Computer Science
- Earth and or Space Science
- Environment Science
Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
- Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
- Project-Based Learning
- Workforce Development
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:
- West Philadelphia
- Lower North Philadelphia
- Germantown-Chestnut Hill
- Near Northeast Philadelphia
- Far Northeast Philadelphia
Our program is based at Temple U, but our Residents (preservice teachers) are placed in partner schools across the city.When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
- During school
- After school
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 1001-2000 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- 3rd - 6th grade
- 7th - 8th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals onlyCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:
- Native American
- Middle Eastern
Our program is not for students to join, but our Residents are provided instruction on differentiation and multicultural education.
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: YesIf participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: YesIs transportation to and from your program provided?: No students must provide their own transportation.