Our mission is to create opportunity and cultivate success for every student by recruiting and educating excellent teahers and leaders who reflect the diversity of our schools' communities.
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
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.
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APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor's degree completed by the end of June 2022
- A grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 or higher preferred
- Eligible to work in the United States
2023 - 2024 Tuition
General Education: $20,500
(net of $1721 Alder Residency SPED grant)
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