Teacher Residency

The School of Education’s teacher residency pathway is designed to provide aspiring teachers with a high-quality practical experience while working towards a California teaching credential and a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in teaching and learning.

The residency approach is similar to the medical school residency in which physicians are trained alongside clinicians in hospitals and similar to the idea of attorneys entering their field through full-time clerkships. Teacher Residents are placed in PK-12 classrooms and work alongside a Resident Mentor (veteran teacher). Instead of a short student-teaching stint with lengthy observations, Residents spend more time leading a classroom before earning their credential while learning from mentor teachers, faculty, and university supervisors.

What are the benefits of a Residency?

  • Experiential learning: Integrated coursework and clinical practice to support Residents as they move gradually into the profession
  • Continuous support: Residents are supported by a Resident Mentor (veteran teacher), faculty, academic advisor, and a University Supervisor throughout their time in the residency.
  • Financial Support: Stipends are awarded to Residents to support their full-time commitment; a pathway into teaching for students coming from challenging economic circumstances. Stipends will vary by district or charter.
  • Employment upon program completion: Residencies include a conditional job offer. Contracts and stipulations will vary by district or charter.
  • Hands-on Experience: Residents spend one full academic year immersed in a Resident Mentor’s classroom making connections between theory and practice. Direct engagement with PK-12 learners as the Resident learns how to design and facilitate instruction while gaining hands-on experience using learner data to inform instructional decisions.

Who is eligible?

Teacher Residency Admission Requirements

  1. Acceptance into the MALT or credential-only teacher preparation program
  2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution-minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Evidence of Subject Matter Competency
  4. Evidence of a substitute teacher permit
  5. Interview with the faculty and the district
  6. Desire to teach at the appointed district/charter site for 2-4 years following program completion

Interested in taking the next step to becoming a teacher? Request more information or get started on your application today! 

Available Teacher Residencies

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS)

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS)

District: SBCSS Student Services provides appropriate educational services to approximately 6,000 students in three specialized programs: State Preschool, Special Education, and Alternative Education.

School site locations: SBCSS Student Services classrooms are located across San Bernardino County. The 2022-2023 Academic Year residency will be located at the Alternative Education site Bob Murphy Community School in Rialto CA.

Subjects: To be determined

Number of residency openings: Currently accepting applications for 2 resident positions are available for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Conditional job offer details: To be determined

Financial Incentive:

Resident Stipend up to $34,000

Resident University Scholarship $3,000 (for new students only)

REAL Journey Academies 

REAL Journey Academies 

District Or Charter: REAL Journey Academies is a network of free K-12 charter schools in the Inland Empire, offering engaging and safe learning environments for students and families.

School site locations: REAL Journey Academies schools are located in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, and Fontana. More information to come on exact residency locations have not been determined.  

Fall 2023 Subjects

Dual Credential

Multiple Subject

Single Subjects

-  English/Language Arts

-  Math

-  Physical Education

-  Science (Biology or Chemistry)

-  Social Studies

-  Spanish

Special Education

Number of residency openings: 12-24 resident positions are available for the Summer 2023 start.  

Conditional job offer details: TBA 

Length of residency–2022-23 Academic year

Financial Incentive(s)

Resident Stipend: $36,000.00


Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD)

Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD)

District: OMSD seeks to provide a pathway for residents to be hired in their district, contingent upon a candidate successfully meeting credentialing requirements and demonstrating an ability to meet district expectations.

School site locations: Edison Academy and Monte Vista Elementary 

Subjects: To be determined

Number of residency openings: 10 resident positions are available for the Fall 2023 start. 

Conditional job offer details: To be determined

Financial Incentive:

Resident Stipend: $25,000

Resident University Scholarship $3,000 (for new students only)