Philadelphia Teacher Residency
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"Drexel University has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and select Philadelphia public schools to develop a year-long, classroom-based teacher certification program. The program interviews and accepts exceptional and highly qualified candidates to enroll in Drexel's graduate-level teacher education courses while earning a salary and benefits as a School District of Philadelphia employee. The School District even picks up the bulk of the cost of coursework leading to teacher certification!
An accepted candidate serves as a Teacher Resident to work daily within a partnering school for the year with a trained Mentor Teacher. The Mentor teacher assists Drexel in the preparation of the Teacher Resident in developing the skills to become a great secondary (grades 7-12) teacher in Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, General Science, Mathematics, or Physics or a great middle level (grades 4-8) teacher in Mathematics or Science."
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
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For details regarding the items below, please review the Admission Application Instructions.
How to Submit Application MaterialsDrexel Admissions is currently processing application documents received through the U.S. Postal Service and courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), although there is a slight delay in processing these documents. We strongly recommend that you submit all official transcripts and supporting documentation electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school is not able to send official transcripts electronically, please request that official documents be sent by mail or courier service. Please allow 3–4 weeks for transcripts and supporting documents sent by mail or courier to be processed. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time at Drexel and around the world. We will process all documents as soon as we receive them, but please expect some delays.
Graduate Admission Application
Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.
Test of English as a Foreign Language
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL minimum scores: 80/550/213), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE minimum score: 53) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.
Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing teacher certification.
Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.
Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Alternatively, you may submit your recommendation letters by mail. Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of the recommender. The recommendation envelope must be submitted unopened to the Office of Graduate Admissions.