Teachers as Scholars

It is a great environment to discuss new and interesting concepts and talk with colleagues in a dynamic setting. It was rejuvenating to learn something new.

Teachers as Scholars (TAS) is a partnership between Princeton University and surrounding schools and districts formed with the objective of providing scholarly and intellectually engaging opportunities for teachers. Seminars are taught by faculty and staff from Princeton University and span a wide range of topics and subject areas. Each seminar is open to teachers from any grade level or content area, and they are intended to promote life-long learning by elementary and secondary level teachers. Specific dates and topic descriptions are provided on the seminars page and in the downloadable  TAS 2022-23 Brochure.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAS seminars will follow all University and New Jersey guidelines in regard to health and safety. Seminars meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. However, this format may be subject to change. Schools generously provide release time for the teachers on seminar days. In preparation for each seminar, participants usually complete readings which are mailed in advance.
This year, Teachers as Scholars will include teachers at all grade levels and subject areas from our member schools/districts. Members attend our seminars at a reduced cost. Non-member districts and schools are invited to attend as space allows. The cost for attending a seminar per person is: $175 for a 1-day seminar, $350 for a 2-day seminar, and/or $75 an AAS seminar. If you would like to become a member of Teachers as Scholars or need information about space availability, please contact Ashley Taylor Jaffee, Ph.D., or call 609-258-3336.

Time Travel 101 has made access to curriculum and printable images available online. Unfortunately, lending of Time Travel 101 kits has been suspended until further notice. Time Travel 101 was created by Princeton University’s Cotsen Children’s Library. This program introduces teachers and students to primary sources for use in their own classrooms. 

The Teachers as Scholars program began at Harvard University in 1996, and has grown to include colleges and universities across the country. Now in its 24th year, the TAS program at Princeton University was originally launched with support from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Since 2001-02, TAS at Princeton has been sponsored jointly by area schools and districts working together with the Program in Teacher Preparation. The Program is registered as a Professional Development Provider for the State of New Jersey.

If you have any questions about Teachers as Scholars, please contact Ashley Taylor Jaffee, Ph.D., at [email protected] or at (609) 258-3336, or your School Contact Representative. We hope you find your experience with Teachers as Scholars valuable and rewarding, and we look forward to your participation.