Alder Teacher Residency Program

Caliber Public Schools - Multiple Locations - Full time

Caliber is looking for our third cohort of Teacher Residents for the 2022-2023 school year. In partnership with Alder Graduate School of Education our residents will participate in a rigorous teacher preparation program through the lens of equity and inclusion. Placements will be available at both campus locations: Richmond, CA and Vallejo, CA. Application can be found here. Imagine...

  • Earning your Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in one year.
  • Apprenticing four days a week with an expert teacher in your residency school.
  • Learning within a cohort of peers with whom you will work (and laugh) all year, paving the way to becoming lifelong friends and colleagues.
  • Building a relationship with an expert instructional leader in K–12 education, who will advise and support you through one-on-one observation and dialogue.
  • Engaging in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with your mentor, instructors, and peers.
  • Receiving priority consideration for a full-time position upon completing the program.
  • Doing all of this at a cost that is affordable and includes financial support.

Program Overview:

  • Residents spend four days a week in the classroom participating in hands-on teaching for the duration of a school year.
  • One day a week is spent with a regional cohort in seminars that bridge educational theory and research with the direct experience taking place in the classroom.
  • Additional discussion and reflection on theory and research take place via in-person course intensives and online coursework. More information is available in the Alder Scope and Sequence.
  • Residents receive a Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential
    • California: Master of Arts with a concentration in Teaching or Special Education, and a Teaching Credential, both awarded by Alder GSE
  • Available credential areas may include:
    • Multiple Subject (K–8)
    • Single Subject (6–12): English, Math, Science, or Social Studies
    • Special Education – Mild/Moderate
  • Benefits
    • Priority hiring for a full-time position at the school of residency
    • Up to $40K in federal financial aid/loans and the opportunity to apply for scholarships

Submit your application here:

** In order to be considered, you will need to apply directly via the Alder application portal linked above. Any resumes or CV's submitted to Caliber will be redirected to the Alder Graduate School office.

For more information about Alder, the application process, or financial aid, contact janie @ 

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Richmond, California
Vallejo, California



Experience Level

Mid Level

Caliber Public Schools

Caliber’s Mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities.
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