Multiple Pathways to Excellence: Penn GSE Prepares Teachers to Transform Lives

March 4, 2022
Students raising their hands in a classroom.

“It’s important to me to be continuously stretching my own learning knowledge and pursuit of expertise,” says Anna Kim, GED’21, a recent graduate of Penn GSE’s Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) program. Kim earned her master’s degree while completing an intensive teaching fellowship at a partner school, and in August 2021, began her first year as an English teacher for ninth, eleventh, and twelfth grades at Morristown Beard School in Morristown, New Jersey. She aims to create powerful learning experiences for her students and deepen her skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis.

The ISTR program is one of three master’s programs in teacher education at Penn GSE, in addition to the Urban Teaching Residency (UTR) and the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program (UTAP).

Read the story Multiple Pathways to Excellence in The Penn GSE Magazine to learn how these programs are designed to meet the needs of different career paths and school settings and find out about the impact of our recent alumni.