Teacher Residency Pathway



Ideal for local candidates who want to learn to teach and start their career in a district nearby, our Teacher Residency Pathway is an accelerated, a year-long student teaching placement at a single school site and enables residents to:

  • Learn to teach and launch your career in the SJSU service area
  • Receive a stipend up to $35,000
  • Finish the credential program in 13 months (Summer start)
  • Develop yearlong relationships with your students
  • Work with the same mentor teacher for the year and become immersed in the school, district and community culture
  • Priority job interviews and hiring in your placement district or affiliated districts, district support for four years as your career develops

2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Cohort Information 

Apply to San Jose State credential program and complete a supplemental application. Applicants will follow with an interview with potential host district(s) for placements. Program options include pathways that facilitate eligibility include full-time coursework beginning in spring (3-semester option) or summer (one-year option) and part-time coursework beginning in the fall (two-year option). During the fall and spring residency semesters, students continue to take a full-time load of credential and/or masters courses.

Each residency pathway includes a credential focus and has tailored professional development support for both teacher residents and their mentors. See below for program options and participating districts. Click each for a full description and advising contacts:

Steps to Apply

Apply to a Program 

Residency Advising

Join us for virtual advising hours: