Arcadia’s SAJE Fellowship expands dual enrollment, enhances mentorship opportunities for participating students, and increases pathways for students of color. Each SAJE fellow will earn a bachelor’s degree aligned with Arcadia’s Secondary Education track, leading to certification in Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, or Social Studies.
Who Can Be a SAJE Fellow?
SAJE fellows are aspiring educators interested in:
- Leading high schools and academic programs in culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and educational equity
- Developing their global perspectives through international education opportunities
- Mentoring diverse students to foster success in the classroom and in life
Benefits to the Fellow
- Full or partial tuition and housing scholarships
- Study abroad funding
- A fully equipped laptop
- Preparatory summer program
- Social justice leadership training and development opportunities
- Job placement advantages in the School District of Philadelphia and priority interviewing in surrounding school districts
- Students interested in teaching in secondary education;
- High school GPA of 3.0 or higher;
- Essay demonstrates the values of the SAJE Fellowship;
- Willingness to serve on the School of Education’s Teacher Leadership Team
Students interested in the program must apply to Arcadia and complete the SAJE Fellowship Interest Form. Applicants can nominate themselves or be nominated.
Our Commitment to Diverse Teacher Recruitment
The SAJE Fellowship aligns with several initiatives Arcadia’s School of Education has embarked on to diversify teacher education. This year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education also announced Aspiring to Educate (A2E), a program that aims to diversify Philadelphia’s teacher pool and develop culturally competent education programs, like Arcadia’s. The first of its kind in the nation, A2E with The Center for Black Educator Development, is partnering with Arcadia to expand dual enrollment and enhance mentorship opportunities for participating students, and increase pathways for students of color.