Penn GSE

Urban Teaching Apprenticeship


School District of Philadelphia Teacher Residency

UTAP has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program to prepare high school or middle school STEM teachers. Through this partnership, UTAP resident-apprentices earn a salary of $38,611 plus full benefits while enrolled in the 10-month, full time UTAP program. Resident-apprentices additionally earn a scholarship of $7,500 from the district, plus a GSE merit scholarship. Resident-apprentices student teach for a full year, ending in June. This funding requires applicants to commit to teaching in the School District of Philadelphia for a minimum of three years following completion of the UTAP program. If you are interested in this program, please send an email of interest to Maureen Cotterill, to schedule an interview. You must be admitted to the UTAP program, participate in an in person or virtual interview with UTAP faculty and be recommended to the district to qualify for the Residency. Additionally, to qualify for district employment, you must take and pass the Praxis assessments related to your licensure area before May 1st.


Humanities Fellowship

The Humanities Teaching Fellowship is intended to support the preparation of teachers in high school English and/or history who are interested in teaching in schools that support students through student-centered approaches and use innovative approaches and tools for learning.  Humanities Teaching Fellows must be admitted to the MSEd Secondary UTAP program in either English or social studies, or both. Educational Fellows will be awarded a scholarship of $32,000. If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please send an email of interest to Maureen Cotterill, To be considered for this fellowship, you must schedule an in-person or virtual interview with UTAP faculty.

Weiss Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Weiss Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Pennsylvania secondary schools. This Fellowship opportunity is open to students in Penn GSE’s Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program. Read more about the Weiss Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship at Penn GSE.


Knowles Teacher Initiative

This highly competitive fellowship opportunity strives to transform math and science education in the US. Fellows form a national network of math and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students, and striving to create a teacher-led educational system responsive to local challenges in order to serve all students.      


James Madison Graduate Fellowships

This competitive award of $24,000 supports students who plan to teach the American Constitution at the high school level. This is ideal for graduate students pursuing an M.A., M.S.Ed., or M.A.T. degree with a concentration in American History or Government or for current social studies teachers. Over 50 awards are given each year (one in each state, plus Washington DC, and U.S. Territories). Awardees must commit to one year of teaching after the completion of their graduate studies. To qualify, applicants must have a high GPA (no specific minimum), and submit an essay about James Madison, a proposed plan of study, current transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Applications are due the first week in March.


Hollyhock Fellows 

The Hollyhock Fellowship Program supports highly motivated, early-career high school teachers to persist and thrive in the classroom by providing them with rich learning opportunities with colleagues nationwide and mentorship. This 2-year fellowship consists of summer professional development at Stanford University and virtual coaching during the school year.