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 5010 Social Foundations of Independent Schools I .5
EDPR 5020 Introduction to Teaching as Inquiry .5
 Course Units1.00
EDPR 5030 Learning Theory and Instructional Design I .5
EDPR 5040 Field Seminar I .5
EDPR 5060 Reflective Practice in Schools I .5
EDPR 5160 Reflective Practice in Schools II .5
 Course Units2.00
EDPR 5070A
EDPR 5070B
Scl Fdntns Of Ind Sch II
and Scl Fdntns Of Ind Sch II
EDPR 5080A
EDPR 5080B
Adol Dev & Clssrm App
and Adol Dev & Clssrm App
Select one of the following: .5
Methods I-- World Languages  
Methods I- Math  
Methods I- Social Studies  
Methods I- Science  
Methods I- English  
Methods I - Independent Study  
Field Seminar II
and Field Seminar II
 Course Units2.50
Second Year
EDPR 6010 Advncd Mthds Of Inq I 0.5
EDPR 6020A
EDPR 6020B
Advncd Mthds Of Inq II
and Advncd Mthds Of Inq II
 Course Units1.50
EDPR 6030 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 6040 Advanced Learning Theory I .5
EDPR 6050 Advanced Field Seminar I .5
 Course Units2.00
EDPR 6060 Capstone Preparation .5
EDPR 6070 Sharing Practitioner Research in Professional Settings .5
EDPR 6080 Advanced Field Seminar II .5
EDPR 6090 Final Master's Portfolio Seminar .5
 Course Units2.00
 Total Course Units11.00

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 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.