Education for Change Public Schools Teacher Residency at Alder GSE
Our program is based on a residency 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 in historically underserved communities, and 97% of our graduates obtain full-time teaching positions after completing the program.
My favorite aspect of the Alder residency is that you are a real co-teacher for the entire school year. This allows you to build amazing relationships with your students and families, as well as colleagues. You really become a part of your school community.
— Anita Rodriguez, Alum
Single Subject: Math
Single Subject: Science
In this residency year you will:
Earn your Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in one year.
Apprentice four days a week with an expert teacher in your residency school.
Learn within a cohort of peers with whom you will work (and laugh) with all year, paving the way to becoming lifelong friends and colleagues.
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 a cost that is affordable and includes financial support.
We're looking for qualified applicants in the following areas:
Multiple Subjects (TK-8)
Partner With Alder Graduate School of Education
COSTS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Program & Living Costs:
Test Registration Fees
Live Scan and TB Fees
Health Care Costs
Tuition for the 2023-24 Cohort was $21,930.
Tuition for Cohort 2024-25 will be set by December 2023.
Approximately $1,000 depending on the number of tests a student takes
$0-$3,000 depending on Health Care Plan
Amounts of financial support vary; below are representative ranges:
Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses)
Test registration fee support & credential test preparation support
Grants and scholarships
Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position upon successful completion of the program
Up to $49,000
Joining the ATR program was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
— Shawna Koga, Alum and Mentor