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.
"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.
Intense clinical practice for entire year with a master teacher
Mentoring and coaching
Coherent vision of teaching
Integration of coursework & clinical experiences
Coursework is held in Stockton
Master’s degree available for 10-12 additional units
Residents will receive priority consideration for employment upon successful completion of "Residency at TCSJ."
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)
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
Residency at TCSJ Application
Cover letter with essay response
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.)
Complete Basic Skills requirement
Certificate of Clearance
Satisfy US Constitution requirement
Emergency Contact Form, Computer Use Agreement Form, and Media Release Form
$50 non-refundable application fee ($400 non-refundable tuition down payment due upon acceptance)
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).
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”
Multiple & Single Subject Resident Program ONLY
Multiple & Single Subject Resident ProgramWITH Master's In Education
Education Specialist Resident Program ONLY
Education Specialist Resident ProgramWITH Master's In Education
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.