Penn Boarding School Teaching Residency
Hotchkiss is a member of a consortium of schools that have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to form the Boarding School Teaching Residency (BSTR) program. The BSTR program is a two-year program in which Teaching Fellows serve as faculty at member schools while completing coursework to earn a M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. In general, Teaching Fellows can expect to:
- teach two to three classes in their discipline, one class being co-taught with a mentor teacher in the first year;
- work with their mentor, head of department, and other colleagues to develop and refine curricula, assessments, and pedagogy at the departmental level;
- participate in community life through service in our residential, advising and co-curricular programs.
Penn coursework runs concurrently during two academic years of teaching at Hotchkiss and involves an additional week of classes at Penn in each of two summers. During the school year, courses are conducted online by Penn Faculty, with regular gatherings of the entire cohort at the University of Pennsylvania and at partner schools. Robust mentoring supports the Teaching Fellows in their coursework as well as with the regular duties of Teaching Fellows described above. Click here for more information about the BSTR “Penn Fellows” program from the University of Pennsylvania.
Hotchkiss will refer finalists to the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, which must also accept a candidate into the BSTR program before appointment as a fellow.