• Teacher Residency
  • Envision

    • Earn your Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in one year!

    • Apprentice four days a week with an expert teacher.

    • Learn within a cohort of peers with whom you will work (and laugh) with all year.

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

    • Receive priority consideration for a full-time position upon completing the program.

    • Do all of this at an affordable cost that includes financial support.

                               Apply Now         Let's talk about it! Make an appointment to discuss the Teacher Residency program.


    Alameda County Office of Education is committed to equipping our most vulnerable students and those that serve them with the necessary tools for success. Continuing the work of equity in diversifying educational workspaces across the county, we are excited to kick off the ACOE Teacher Residency at Alder GSE. The residency program is based on a model that combines immersive hands-on practice in the classroom with educational theory and research in both seminars and online. It takes place in partnership with K-12 schools across the county in historically underserved communities, and 97% of graduates obtain full-time teaching positions after completing the program! Applications for 2022-2023 residency class open on September 1, 2021. 

    ACOE is building a cohort of teacher residents who have the opportunity to interrupt inequities and promote meaningful outcomes for all students, specifically in underserved communities. Collaborating with a team of educators committed to preparing scholars to attend colleges of their choice.  This is an innovative and affordable pathway to a full-time teaching career in our community and is an exciting opportunity to earn you Master's Degree and Teaching Credential while gaining hands on experience.  


    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.


  •  Program Details 

    Alder GSE 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

  • Admission Requirements 

    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


    Admission Process

    The Fall Deadline to apply is Friday November 5th. 

    Apply early for priority subject and grade area placements! As part of the admissions process, applicants will be asked to attend a virtual interview day. See the full steps here.

    2021 - 2022 Tuition

    General Education: $19,500
    SPED: $19,500 (net of $1721 Alder Residency SPED grant)

    2022 - 2021 Tuition Tuition for Cohort 2022-23 will be set by December 2021.
    Test Registration Fees Approximately $1,000 depending on the number of test a student takes
    Credential & Certification Fees $340
    Live Scan & TB Approximately $150 based on the provider
    Books & Materials $600

                             Apply Now         Let's talk about it! Make an appointment to discuss the Teacher Residency program.

  • Contact College of Education Staff

    Tracy Lewis

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