Residency at TCSJ

Applications for the 2019/20 school year are no longer being accepted for Residency at TCSJ.
Applications for 2020/21 will be accepted beginning Fall, 2019.

What

"Residency at TCSJ" is a one-year traditional option to acquire a preliminary teaching credential. The teacher residency model requires a year-long intensive placement with a master teacher, which is significantly longer than other traditional programs that require a short-term student teaching experience. The program is constructed around the schedule of P-12 schools, thus enabling an authentic, yearlong clinical experience with a master teacher, who serves as the residency candidate on-site, classroom mentor.

A Year in the Life of A Residency

  • Application Due (By May 10, 2019)
  • Subject Matter Competency (i.e. CSET) Due (By July 12, 2019)
  • Residents will be matched with their master teacher (By July 12, 2019)
  • Attend a one-week MANDATORY boot camp and meet with your master teacher (July 22-26, 9AM to 3PM)
  • Attend all faculty and new teacher meetings scheduled before the first day of school
  • Shadow master teacher as he/she prepares his/her classroom
  • 3 days/week with master teacher (Tuesday-Thursday)
  • Attend seminars/coursework:
    • Thursday evenings (4PM to 8PM)
    • Fridays (9AM to 3PM
  • Mondays: substitute teaching, observations or studying/personal activities
  • Residents arrive before school, and stay after school (follow master teachers' schedules). Attend all required after school activities with master teacher (e.g. Open House, faculty meetings, parent conferences)
  • Complete TPA Cycle 1
  • 5 days/week with master teacher
  • Residents will continue co-teaching and co-planning with master teacher
  • Residents assume full-time responsibility for the classroom for a minimum of 50% of the semester
  • Attend coursework on Thursday evenings
  • Complete TPA Cycle 2 & RICA (not required for Single Subject and Early Childhood SPED residents)
  • Work as a teacher in the same district where you were a resident
  • Complete M.Ed. Program coursework:
    • Multiple Subject: 12 units
    • Single Subject: 12 units
    • Education Specialist: 10 units

Admissions Criteria

  1. Residency at TCSJ Application
  2. Cover letter with essay response
  3. Official transcripts (applicant must have a BA/BS from a regionally accredited college. If you are completing your bachelor's degree this spring, submit your official transcripts and a letter from your university verifying that you are on track to graduate in spring 2019.)
  4. Complete Basic Skills requirement
  5. Certificate of Clearance
  6. Satisfy US Constitution requirement
  7. Emergency Contact Form, Computer Use Agreement Form, and Media Release Form
  8. $50 non-refundable application fee ($400 non-refundable tuition down payment due upon acceptance)
  9. Letter of Good Standing (only applicable if you are or have been enrolled in a teacher prep program)

* Final admission extended upon submission of CSET or Subject Matter Competency Waiver (due by July 12).

Stipend Opportunities

Stockton Unified School District

Candidates who are selected for a teacher residency at SUSD will receive:

Residency Year: $9,500 stipend
First year teaching at SUSD: $5,000 stipend
Second year teaching at SUSD: $5,000 stipend

Candidates who are selected for a teacher residency at SUSD will also receive:

$2,500 off TCSJ tuition
$300 off TPA* fees
*TPAs are not required for SPED candidates


San Joaquin County Office of Education

Candidates who are selected for a SPED residency ONLY (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe & Early Childhood SPED) at SJCOE will receive:

$5,000 stipend
$2,500 off TCSJ tuition


Lincoln Unified School District

Candidates who are selected for a teacher residency at LUSD will receive:

Residency Year: $5,000 stipend

Education specialist, math, and science residents at LUSD will also receive:

$2,500 off TCSJ tuition
$300 off TPA* fees
*TPAs are not required for SPED candidates


Lodi USD, Lammersville USD, Ripon USD, Escalon USD, and Jefferson SD

Candidates who are selected for a teacher residency at Lodi, Lammersville, Ripon, Escalon, and Jefferson will receive:

Residency Year: $5,000 stipend


Residents in all districts will receive priority consideration for employment upon successful completion of “Residency at TCSJ”

2019-20 Tuition


Multiple & Single Subject Resident Program ONLY
28 Units

$9,680

Multiple & Single Subject Resident Program WITH Master's In Education
40 Units

$15,200

Education Specialist Resident Program ONLY
34 Units

$11,390

Education Specialist Resident Program WITH Master's In Education
44 Units

$15,900

Payment structure:
Credential Program only: Candidates are able to spread out payments over two years to pay for tuition. Credential Program & Master’s Degree: Candidates are able to spread out payments over three years to pay for tuition.

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