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Innovative Teacher and Principal Residency Programs

Approximately $2,000,000 in federal Title II, Part A funding has been awarded to support planning, implementation, and/or expansion of innovative, evidence-based teacher and principal/school leader residency models in Pennsylvania. Priority was given to implementation/expansion grant proposals for residency models embedded in four-year undergraduate teacher preparation programs. (Note: This is planned to be the first of a multi-year grant program.) 

On July 12, the Governor's office announced the Teacher and Principal Residency projects that have been funded.  They are listed below.

Implementation/Expansion Grant Awards – Funding may be used to provide financial support to teacher or principal/school leader residents who undergo a full year of clinical experience before earning their instructional or administrative certification. 

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia – $710,275 
    • Teacher Residency at Baccalaureate & Post-baccalaureate Level
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana – $578,038
    • Teacher Residency at Baccalaureate & Post-baccalaureate Level 
  • Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh – $157,364
      • Principal Residency 

Planning Grant Awards – Planning grants are used to identify and develop strategies for embedding a full year of clinical residency experience for teacher or school leader candidates within their preparation program. 

  • Cabrini University, Radnor – $74,688 
    • Teacher Residency at Baccalaureate Level 
  • Lehigh University, Allentown – $56,771 
    • Principal Residency
  • Millersville University, Millersville – $75,000 
    • Principal Residency 
  • Penn State Harrisburg, Harrisburg – $74,726 
    • Teacher Residency at Baccalaureate Level (original release stated “post-baccalaureate”) 
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – $74,575 
    • Principal Residency
The following documents contain the guidelines and requirements in use for the 2018-2019 grant competition:
   The following documents accompanied the Guidelines:  

Applications were due to PDE on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

A pre-proposal webinar was held on Monday, June 11, 2018, from 10:00 to 12:00, to review the contents of the Guidelines posted above and address questions from prospective grantees. A recording and transcript of the webinar will be posted. Below are links to the slides used during the webinar and a document addressing questions from the field.

For more information, please contact: 
Stephanie Stauffer | Higher Education Associate 
Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality 
Division of Professional Education and Teacher Quality 
Pennsylvania Department of Education 
333 Market Street Harrisburg PA 17126 
Phone: 717.783.6763 | Fax: 717.783.6736 |

Virtual Office: