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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)

  • Ed Specialist

Partner With Alder Graduate School of Education


Current Recruiter Contact

Nicole Medina Do 

Book a meeting here

Application Deadlines:

October 13, 2023 - Priority Round

November 3, 2023 - Round 1 

February 2, 2024 - Round 2

March 22, 2024 - Final Round 

            Apply TODAY!


Program & Living Costs:

2024-2025 Tuition

Test Registration Fees

Credential 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

Financial Support:

Amounts of financial support vary; below are representative ranges:

Living stipend

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


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Joining the ATR program was one of the best decisions I have ever made.


— Shawna Koga, Alum and Mentor


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