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Teacher Resident (2020-2021)

Central Office | Oakland, CA | Full Time and Internship

Job Description

We are excited to announce that the LCPS Teacher Residency at Alder GSE is accepting applications for its 2020-21 cohort which will start in the summer of 2020.

LCPS teacher residents are full-time graduate students who are paired with a master mentor teacher at one of our sites (Lighthouse or Lodestar) and apprentice 4 days a week under their mentor and then engage in additional coursework and seminars one day per week to earn their Master's degree and CA teaching credential within one year.

  • Apprentice four days a week with one of the best teachers in your residency school serving as a teacher resident in their classroom.

  • Learn within a cohort of peers with whom you will work all year

  • Complete all graduate coursework and licensure requirements to earn a Master's degree and a preliminary teaching credential within the residency year.

  • Grow your practice through one-on-one observation and dialogue with the Director of Teacher Residency.

  • Engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with your mentor, instructors, and peers.

  • Residents receive priority consideration for a full-time position upon successfully completing the program.

Available credentials include:

  • Multiple Subject (K-8): To teach in an elementary self-contained, interdisciplinary expedition, or multiple subject middle school setting.

  • Single Subject (6-12): To teach English, Math, Science or Social Studies in either a Lodestar elementary school learning lab, or all schools in a middle or high school setting.

  • Special Education: Mild/Moderate in either self-contained or push-in/pull-out resource specialist roles.

  • High Priority will be given to candidates seeking credentials in hard to staff areas. 

    • Currently these include: Single Subject Math, Single Subject Science, and Special Education.

Minimum Admissions Requirements:

  • BA/BS completed by summer of 2019, required 
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above on last 60 semester/90 quarter units, preferred (if lower will need to submit an appeal for GSE admission)
  • Desire to serve students by becoming a credentialed teacher
  • Experience working with underserved youth or in urban educational settings, preferred
  • Eligible to work in the US


All LCPS teacher residents are supervised by the Director of Teacher Residency for LCPS and Envision.


Time Commitment

This is a year-long program including courses during summer 2020 and then throughout the school year residents are required to attend courses one day per week and apprentice 4 days per week following school building hours of 8am-4pm four days and 8am-5pm day per week. Exact graduate school calendar to be shared upon acceptance.


Living Stipend & Expenses

Residents are classified as full-time students, not school employees. A living stipend of $20,000 with no LCPS funded health benefits is available to all residents. Tuition for Alder GSE is $18,000 and most residents are eligible for federal grants and loans to cover some to all tuition costs. Tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded to some residents after assessing need and scholarship fund availability.

Deadlines to Apply for the 2020-21 LCPS Teacher Residency at Alder GSE Cohort:

  • Priority Deadline: November 11th, 2020

  • Final Deadline: February 17th, 2020

To learn more about the LCPS Teacher Residency @ Alder GSE click here.

To apply: Please submit your information and resume along with a cover letter describing your interest here and our Recruitment Specialist will get back to you about next steps. To be considered for an interview and placement, you will need to complete a full application to the LCPS Teacher Residency @ Alder GSE which can be found here.