KIPP SoCal Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

Earn your California teaching credential through a powerful apprenticeship program focused on teacher and leadership development within a highly effective, hands-on, mentored, and formal learning environment.

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2024-25 Cohort Priority Round Opens September 1, 2023
Apply by Friday, October 13, 2023 for priority consideration

Upcoming Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about KIPP SoCal's Teacher Residency program? Join us for a short virtual info session to hear from current residents and recent alumni as they discuss their experiences with Alder's model, their impact on students in the classroom, and how the residency continues to impact their current work.

  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 | 5:30PM (Pacific) | Register Here
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 5:30PM (Pacific) | Register Here
High Level Mentors

Exceptional Mentors

Co-teaching alongside a master teacher, you'll learn valuable mindsets and skills to prepare you for a lifetime love of learning.

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Graduate Theory and Hands-On Practice

Your growth will escalate through a balance of graduate level theory and hands-on practice: 4 days in-classroom with a seasoned KIPP lead teacher and one-day in a cohort seminar.

Credential & Masters in One Year

Through in-person and online learning sessions, our Teacher Residency program enables you to earn your teaching credential and Master's degree in only one year

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An Investment in Your Future

In order to support you on this journey, we provide a stipend, additional financial support for testing and study materials, along with ample resources and guidance throughout the year.

Meet Our Graduate Partner

The Teacher Residency focuses on immersive theory and graduate coursework through our partnership with the Alder Graduate School of Education. Learn more.

Partner With Alder Graduate School of Education

  • Bachelor’s degree completed by the end of June 2024
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units preferred. If below a 2.65, you will be asked to request and submit a GPA appeal.
  • Tuition: $21,930 for Cohort 2023-24
    • 2024-25 tuition will be finalized by December 2023
  • You will be awarded a $32,600 stipend to support with the cost of tuition and testing fees
  • Loans acquired during undergraduate education can be deferred because Residents are enrolled in a Master’s program

Summer: Graduate level coursework via 3 weeks of in-person course intensives. Regional/school-based professional development.

Fall: Co-teach. Weekly seminars with regional cohort. Continue graduate coursework in-person and online.

Winter: Co-teaching ramps up. Continue weekly seminars. Continue graduate coursework in-person and online.

Spring: Complete coursework. Earn credential & Master's degree.