Penn GSE

Urban Teaching Apprenticeship


The Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program understands that career development is an important part of teacher education. UTAP actively supports current students in building their careers, beginning with the alumni panel held during orientation and continuing with regular interaction with alumni who are teaching in Philadelphia and other urban environments, conversations with school district personnel and other educators, and regularly scheduled workshops with Penn GSE Career and Professional Development and Penn Career Services. Faculty and mentors frequently write letters of support and guide students through the certification process. 

Penn GSE Career and Professional Development and Penn Career Services work with Penn GSE students and alumni to help them define their career goals and take the steps necessary to achieve them. They also work with employers and graduate and professional schools interested in recruiting at Penn. Penn Career Services has a comprehensive website describing the various services available to students and alumni such as:

  • Career counseling and assessment testing
  • Cover letter, resume/CV, and LinkedIn profile critiques
  • Mock interviews (including InterviewStream)
  • Job search and graduate/professional school advising