• alder gse



    Our mission is to create opportunity and cultivate success for every student by recruiting and educating excellent teachers and leaders who reflect the diversity of our schools' communities.


    Alder Graduate School of Education provides an affordable and supportive path to a rewarding and successful teaching career. As an Alder student, you will receive:

    • A Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential
    • A year-long apprenticeship with an excellent, trained mentor teacher

    • A cohort of up to twenty-five peers with whom to learn and grow

    • Academic support from an expert instructional Director dedicated to your development and to creating a strong cohort experience

    • A financial stipend (offered by K-12 Partner)

    • Access to financial aid (federal loans), scholarships, and other financial benefits

    • Eligibility for Loan Deferral during the program

    • A 50% discount on credential test preparation courses and additional testing supports, including free test preparation resources

    • Priority hiring—90% of Alder graduates secure a full-time position at one of our school partners after their program year

    Year One: 

    You will be a full-time student completing your graduate-level coursework and co-teaching in a classroom with a mentor teacher four days a week. 

    Years Two and Beyond: 

    You will be fully prepared to work as a full-time teacher, making a positive difference for countless students over your lifetime.

    A Year in the Life of A Resident     A Day in the Life of A Resident  


    1. Bachelor's degree completed by the end of June 2022
    2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 or higher preferred
    3. Eligible to work in the United States




    2024 - 2025 Tuition
    General Education: $22,610
     SPED: $22,610  
    Test Registration Fees   Approximately $1,000 depending on the number of tests a student takes 
    Credential & Certification Fees   $340  
    Live Scan & TB   Approximately $150 based on the provider  
    Books & Materials   $600

    Click Here to Apply      

  • Teacher Residency Contact

    tracy lewis

    Tracy Lewis
    Program Director, Teacher Residency
    (510) 670-4223


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