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Empower the next generation
DragonsTeach Middle Years

Become a teacher. Change a life.

Our Mission

DragonsTeach Middle Years (DTMY) is a Drexel University program that allows students to keep their chosen major and become a certified middle years (grades 4-8) teacher. DTMY students experience teaching through inquiry-based instruction by taking education courses with their electives and serving in a local partner school for a student teaching co-op. This program addresses the local need for more qualified middle school teachers and provides students the opportunity to explore teaching.

Papadakis Integrated Science Building

Maximize your Drexel degree

It's a true 2 for 1. Complete your Drexel degree, gain practical experience on co-op, and earn a teaching certification by graduation at no additional cost!

Build your resume with real, transferable experience

"When I see teaching experience on an applicant's resume, that reinforces their credibility immediately. There are few backgrounds that tie directly into so many product areas at our company.  Also, what's more Googley than spending time teaching the next generation?!
HR Specialist at Google

Empower the next generation and be a part of social change

“Become a teacher. Your country needs you.”
- Barack Obama

Experience the thrills of teaching first hand

- DTMY students participate in a student teaching co-op (funding available) and receive priority job placement at local partner schools, for no additional cost!

How to join DTMY

Contact

Walker Moseley 
Program Manager
mww35@drexel.edu

How to Enroll

You can enroll by registering for the introductory course ‘ESTM 201’. This 1.5 credit course is designed to expose students to the teaching realm and includes planning and delivering a lesson in a local elementary school. Register now

students experimenting and learning in a classroom

Our Partnerships

DragonsTeach Middle Years is supported by

Philadelphia School Partnership logo

Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP)

PSP is responsible for providing the vision and funding that made DragonsTeach Middle Years possible.
https://www.philaschoolpartnership.org

TNTP reimagine teaching

The New Teacher Project (TNTP)

From the start, TNTP has worked alongside Drexel’s School of Education to create the program model and curriculum.
http://tntp.org

Partner Schools

We asked our school partners to identify the most essential skills for new teachers and designed our training accordingly.

  • The School District of Philadelphia
  • KIPP Philadelphia
  • Scholars Academy
  • American Paradigm Schools
  • Independence Mission Schools
  • Mastery Charter Schools