Residency at TCSJ

do you...

  • want to become the best teacher possible by learning from the best?
  • want to be a part of a program that addresses social inequity and social justice?
  • want the opportunity to earn two credentials in one year?
  • want less stress your first year of teaching?

  • Then look no futher!

    "Residency at TCSJ" is a preliminary teaching credential program that offers a year-long student teaching placement with a vetted veteran teacher. The program is built around the schedule of PK-12 schools, which gives teacher residents an authentic clinical experience where they have the ability to see the year-round, behind-the-scenes workings of teachers. Throughout the program, residents learn how to become equity-focused and inclusion-minded educators who advocate for social justice, and build their confidence as teachers while having an involved support group of other teacher residents.




    Program Highlights:

    • One-year inclusion-focused program
    • Dual Credential options
    • Intense clinical practice for entire year with a vetted master teacher
    • Strong partnership with school site and district of placement
    • Ongoing mentoring and coaching
    • Integration of coursework and clinical experience
    • 9-12 units count towards a Master’s Degree in Education from TCSJ



    Credentials Available:

    • Dual Credential: Multiple Subjects & Education Specialist-Mild/Moderate
    • Dual Credential: Single Subject* & Education Specialist-Mild/Moderate
    • Education Specialist-Extensive Support (Moderate/Severe)
    • *Single Subjects content areas are dependent upon available master teachers.



    Partner Schools/Districts:

    • Lincoln Unified School District
    • Ripon Unified School District
    • River Islands Technology Academy
    • SJCOE-Special Education
    • SJCOE-COSP
    • Stockton Unified School District
    • Tracy Learning Center
    • Tracy Unified School District
    • Jefferson School District
    • Lodi Unified School District (planning for 2021-2022)
    • Brentwood Unified School District (planning for 2021-2022)
    • Manteca Unified School District (planning for 2021-2022)



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    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution or a complete foreign transcript evaluation from an approved agency confirming equivalent degree. 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 this spring.
    • Certificate of Clearance
      • Not required if applicant has a valid document issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, e.g. 30-day substitute permit.
    • Subject Matter Competency (submit ONE of the following):
      • Evidence of having passed the appropriate subject matter examination(s).
      • Evidence of having attempted the appropriate subject matter examinations(s).
      • Evidence of registration for the next scheduled examination.
      • Evidence of having completed a Commission approved appropriate subject matter preparation program.
      • Evidence of continuous progress toward meeting the subject matter requirement.
      • Evidence of enrollment in an organized subject matter examination preparation program.
    • Letter of Good Standing
      • Only required if applicant has been enrolled in or is currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program)
    • Basic Skills Requirement Individuals may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods:
      • Passing CBEST score report
      • Passing CSET Multiple Subject plus CSET Writing Skills examination score report
      • *Qualifying scores on the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations
      • *Qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT
      • *Qualifying scores on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination(s) report
      • Passing Basic Skills Examination score report from Another State
      • Evidence of completing the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework (If selecting this option to satisfy the Basic Skills requirement, applicants must attach the Petition to Meet the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework Form to their application.)
      • Evidence of completing the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework and Exam (If selecting this option to satisfy the Basic Skills requirement, applicants must attach the Petition to Meet the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework Form AND exam reports(s).)
      *Original sealed score reports are required to be admitted and can be mailed to the attention of the TCSJ Admissions Department: P.O. BOX 213030, Stockton CA 95213 or delivered in-person to our admissions office between 8am and 4pm, Monday-Friday at 2721 Transworld Drive, Stockton, CA 95213.
    • US Constitution Requirement



    We are no longer accepting applications for Residency@TCSJ. Applications for the next cohort will be accepted starting January 2022.

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    Application Due

    • April 30th

    Interview and selection period by

    • June 10

    One-week MANDATORY intensive training

    • July 12-16: 9AM to 3PM

    Apply for your 30-Day Substitute Permit Complete CSET (if applicable)

    Attend all faculty and new teacher meetings

    Shadow master teacher as he/she prepares his/her classroom

    Three days/week with master teacher (Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays)

    TCSJ seminars/coursework:

    • 1 evening per week (Mondays, 3-5 hour sessions)
    • 1 day per week (Thursdays, 9AM to 3PM)
    • Fridays-Personal day
    • TPA Cycle 1

    4 days/week with master teacher Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays)

    Attend TCSJ seminars/coursework:

    • 1 evening per week (Mondays, 3-5 hour sessions)
    • 1 day per week (Fridays, 9AM to 3PM)
    • Residents assume full-time responsibility for the classroom for a minimum of 50% of the semester
    • TPA Cycle 2/RICA

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    Process Preliminary Teaching Credential

    2021 Tuition

    • Dual Credential: Multiple Subjects & Mild to Moderate - $11,900
    • Dual Credential: Single Subject & Mild to Moderate - $11,900
    • Education Specialist-Extensive Support - $11,550

    Textbooks are not included.




    Additional Fees

    • $400 Enrollment deposit (goes toward tuition)
    • $150 Technology fee
    • CTC fees to process sub permit and preliminary teaching credential



    Grant Funding Opportunity for SPED, Math, and Science Residents*:

    • $5,000**
    • $2,500** off tuition
    • TPA and RICA fees are covered
    • *Must commit to teaching Special Education, Math or Science for four years after the program to be eligible
    • **Amounts May Vary By District