Independent School Teaching Residency, MSEd

The Independent School Teaching Residency, M.S.Ed. program (ISTR) prepares early educators in our partnered schools with foundational pedagogy and classroom management skills to become successful teachers through a highly mentored, in person and online fellowship. ISTR enables aspiring and early career teachers to receive a master’s degree in education while completing teaching fellowships at host partner schools. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the independent schools’ unique settings, ISTR features intensive on-site sessions in combination with innovative and collaborative distance learning.


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCourse Units
EDPR 501 Social Foundations of Independent Schools I .5
EDPR 502 Introduction to Teaching as Inquiry .5
 Course Units1.00
EDPR 503 Learning Theory and Instructional Design I .5
EDPR 504 Field Seminar I .5
EDPR 506 Reflective Practice in Schools I .5
EDPR 516 Reflective Practice in Schools II .5
 Course Units2.00
EDPR 507 Social Foundations of Independent Schools II .5
EDPR 508 Adolescent Development and Classroom Applications .5
Select one of the following: .5
Methods I - World Language  
Methods I - Math  
Methods I - Social Studies  
Methods I - Science  
Methods I - English  
Methods I - Independent Study  
EDPR 509 Field Seminar II .5
 Course Units2.00
Second Year
EDPR 601 Advanced Methods of Inquiry I .5
EDPR 602 Advanced Methods of Inquiry II .5
 Course Units1.00
EDPR 603 Social Foundations of Independent Schools: Advanced I .5
Select one of the following: .5
Methods II- World Language  
Methods II- Math  
Methods II- Social Studies  
Methods II- Science  
Methods II- English  
Methods II- Independent Study  
EDPR 604 Advanced Learning Theory I .5
EDPR 605 Advanced Field Seminar I .5
 Course Units2.00
EDPR 606 Social Foundations of Independent Schools: Advanced II .5
EDPR 607 Advanced Learning Theory II .5
EDPR 608 Advanced Field Seminar II .5
EDPR 609 Masters Seminar .5
 Course Units2.00
 Total Course Units10.00

Master's Portfolio  

Master’s degree candidates must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the field of specialization by creating a portfolio and passing a portfolio review in their area of study. The portfolio serves an educational and evaluative purpose through which students are expected to review and integrate what they have learned in their coursework and fieldwork. Portfolio formats vary.  

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.