Riverdale’s Teaching Fellowship program works in concert with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Each year, Riverdale hires two Teaching Fellows to work in various disciplines. Those disciplines shift from year to year, depending on the school’s needs. For 2019-20 we plan to hire Fellows in Science and Spanish.
Fellows are paid a salary as well as a modest housing stipend.
In the first year of their Fellowship, Teaching Fellows’ responsibilities at Riverdale include: teaching one section of a class solo; working with a mentor teacher in a corresponding class in the Middle School and the Upper School; serving as a Homebase or Advisory teacher and participating in the school life in other ways as are assigned.
In the second year of the Fellowship, Teaching Fellows typically teach three classes, as well as the aforementioned responsibilities. While they will continue to have an assigned mentor, the Fellows will not be asked to co-teach a class unless circumstances warrant it.
In order to apply, candidates must provide a transcript, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a Statement of Purpose. All information should be sent to email@example.com.
Fellows will earn their Master’s in Education (M.S. Ed) over the course of two years. More information on Penn’s curriculum is available through their website. Some salient details include:
A blended learning curriculum
Peer group of Fellows at ten other day schools
Four in person meetings a year. Hotel and transportation are paid for by the sending school as well as the University of Pennsylvania
Fellows and “sending schools” combine to pay Penn’s tuition - Fellows pay 20% and sending schools pay 80%.
Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are particularly excited to see candidates from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.