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Teacher Residency

Earn a California teaching credential and Master's degree in just one year through an apprenticeship program within a hands-on, mentored learning environment. Applications open for the 2024-25 Cohort!

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Apply by October 13, 2023 for priority consideration.

Receive Up to $69,000 for Tuition & Life

During this one-year teacher residency program, residents are eligible to receive a financial support package of up to $69,000 that covers tuition, testing fees, and living expenses—a $45,000 KIPP SoCal stipend, up to $20,000 through the Golden State Teacher Grant, and up to $4,000 through the Federal TEACH grant.

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Meet Our Residents

“I feel lucky to be placed with a mentor who has experience as a teacher and mentor. Because of her previous experience as a mentor, she’s able to help me a lot with my program requirements and deadlines, all while helping me grow in the classroom.” 

Vanessa Zelaya

Teacher Resident Alumna

“Having a mentor that is able to give you feedback versus just getting feedback on your coursework is invaluable because you can immediately use that feedback the next time you return to the classroom"

Jarvis Douglas

Teacher Resident Alumnus

“It was a pretty natural jump going into the residency program and then into my first year. It felt like all the pieces were connecting and it didn't feel like I was thrown into the deep end. I felt like I knew what each stage brought.”

Samantha Benedicto

Teacher Resident Alumna

 

 

Program Details

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Resident Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree completed by the end of June 2024
● 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

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Financial Overview

Tuition is $21,930 for 2023-24 Cohort (2024-25 tuition will be finalized by December 2023). You will be awarded a $32,600 stipend to support with the cost of tuition, testing fees, and living expenses. Loans acquired during undergraduate education can be deferred because Residents are enrolled in a Master’s program.

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Schedule

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.

Meet Our Graduate Partner

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

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Interested in Learning More?

Join us for an short virtual info session or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Alder GSE!

Upcoming Info Sessions

You'll 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.

January 24, 2024 at 5:30PM

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January 30, 2024 at 5:30PM

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