Mastery Teaching Residency - Philadelphia, PA - 2023-2025 Cohort
We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country and the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to help solve this problem. Our ultimate goal is to create a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. We are organized around one driving mission: All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. To fulfill this mission, we attend to the whole child – academically and emotionally – matching high expectations for students with high levels of support.
Mastery Charter Schools is a nonprofit network of more than 24 schools serving over 14,000 students in Philadelphia and Camden. We are the largest turnaround school operator in the nation and have been lauded by President Obama and the US Department of Education for our ability to dramatically boost academic achievement in historically low-performing schools.
We know neighborhood schools matter, all students deserve access to a great education, and the people in our buildings can grow and develop sustainably to make the biggest impact possible in this work.
Mastery's Equity Vision:
We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to achieving our mission.
We strive to be an anti-racist school district that eliminates the inequities in academic achievement that limit our students’ choices; that cultivates classrooms where every student is affirmed, supported, and held to high expectations; and that nurtures a diverse organization where students, staff, and families are valued, respected, and included.
This role is eligible for up to $5,000 for relocation expenses!
New-to-Mastery Resident Teachers can expect a starting annual salary of $42,500.
The Mastery Teaching Residency, is the perfect opportunity for those who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. We are seeking inspired and dynamic educators to join our team and provide a top quality education for all of our students. Mastery Schools is known as the destination of choice for high performing education professionals and offers dynamic education systems in which emerging educators can learn and grow as they serve students and families.
The Residency offers aspiring educators, including recent college graduates and career changers, a unique opportunity to receive high-quality teacher training while gradually taking on more teaching responsibility. During this multi-year program, you spend your first year in a full-time support teaching position receiving mentorship and professional development from your school leaders, Graduate School Faculty Partners, and our central office-based coaches to help you become an effective teacher.
The Elementary (K-5) Experience: Residents working in our Elementary Schools will get the opportunity to empower students with the foundational blocks for their academic success by implementing Mastery’s rigorous literacy and math curricula and supporting students through small-group instruction, in both push-in and pull-out settings. Through an accelerated on-ramp and frequent collaboration with skilled Special and General Education teachers, Residents will not only strengthen their students’ skills but also hone their own teaching craft!
The Middle/Secondary (6-12) Experience: Residents working in our Middle and Secondary Schools will get the opportunity to work closely with a strong mentor teacher in their content area whose classroom will serve as their home base during their first year for their gradual on-ramp experience. Through a gradual on-ramp designed around the pillars of frequent coaching, practice opportunities, and feedback, Residents’ opportunities for growth will be limitless!
As a Resident Teacher, your passion and experience is valued as you work closely with your fellow educators to create a joyful, learning community that is driven by Mastery’s mission and vision. As a Mastery team member, you will be trusted to make decisions and held accountable for critical results. You will engage in a positive and professional workplace embedded in a warm, joyful, student-centered, and welcoming school culture. After a successful first year in the Residency, participants will be prepared to transition into a full-time lead teaching position at Mastery.
Please submit your undergraduate transcript (unofficial) to Residency@masterycharter.org; your application will not be considered complete until you do so. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and qualified applicants will be invited to complete a SparkHire Video interview and/or a phone interview. Finalists will be invited to a Selection Day at our central office and, if they advance to the final stage, for a placement interview at a Mastery school. Reach out with any questions about the Residency application process to Residency@masterycharter.org.