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Career Partnership with Temple Teacher Residency
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City Year is proud to partner with Temple Teacher Residency (TTR) so our alumni can continue to lead on transformational change on pressing social problems. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for Temple Teacher Residency.



Temple Teacher Residency is a teacher preparation program for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals and recent graduates who want to teach math and/or science in Philadelphia’s high need schools (grades 4-12). For a full school year, program participants (Residents) will learn while co-teaching with experienced mentor teachers in Philadelphia middle grades classrooms. At the same time, they will take coursework at Temple University’s College of Education to earn both a master’s degree as well as Pennsylvania teacher certification.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at Temple Teacher Residency and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a Resident Teacher.   Click Here to learn more about the Temple Teacher Residency experience.


Benefits offered by the Temple Teacher Residency:

  • Pennsylvania teacher certification for middle grades and secondary (4-12) with a concentration in math and/or science, offered through Temple University’s College of Education
  • Salary and tuition award to help make earning a master’s degree and certification more affordable
  • Partnership with an outstanding mentor teacher in Philadelphia’s public schools
  • Ongoing professional development activities and networking opportunities after graduation


To Apply

  • Click here to access Temple Teacher Residency’s website about the admission process and apply online.
  • Start Dates for Temple Teacher Residency can be found here.
  • Currently serving AmeriCorps members: Please compare start date to your corps graduation date to limit conflicts.
  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience in their personal statement and resume as part of application materials and contact the Program Coordinator from Temple Teacher Residency at to identify your City Year affiliation when contacting them about eligibility or other questions about the program.

To Contact the Program Coordinator:

  • Please call 215-204-1518.


 Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Temple Teacher Residency. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in the program must complete the full application process.