Burroughs Teaching Fellows Program

Our Teaching Fellows Program is a full-time, two-year program during which participants practice the art of teaching at Burroughs and are eligible to pursue a master’s in education through online and in-person classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Our program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in beginning careers in independent-school education. Special consideration is given to applicants who have participated in campus affinity or resource groups and/or have been actively involved in school DEI initiatives.

Each fellow is paired at Burroughs with a veteran teacher/mentor in their subject area. During the first year, fellows generally teach two sections, allowing ample time to collaborate with their mentor, observe classes, shadow students and take part of all aspects of school life. During the second year, fellows increase their teaching load by adding a third section or another commensurate teaching responsibility. Fellows gain additional experience and solidify community connections by taking on other non-academic roles at the school.

Over the course of the two years, fellows may also pursue a Master of Science in Education as part of University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency Program. Burroughs is a member of a small consortium of independent schools which take part in Penn’s program. The innovative curriculum is taught by a combination of veteran educators from Penn’s Graduate School of Education and from cohort schools.

Fellows receive a starting salary of $27,000, year-round housing in one of our two fellows houses on campus and a complete benefits package. Burroughs will cover 80% of tuition in the master’s program.