Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.
"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 PK-12 schools, thus enabling an authentic, yearlong clinical experience with a master teacher, who serves as the residency candidate on-site, classroom mentor.
One-Year Inclused-focused Program
Intense clinical practice for entire year with a master teacher
Mentoring and coaching
Integration of coursework & clinical experience
Coursework is held in Stockton
9-12 units count towards a Master’s Degree in Education
Dual Credential: Single Subject* & Education Specialist-Mild/Moderate
Education Specialist-Extensive Support (Moderate/Severe)
Education Specialist-Early Childhood
*Single Subjects content areas are dependent upon available master teachers. Currently we have master teachers with credentials in: English, World Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, and Social Science.
2020-2021 Partner Districts/Schools
Lincoln Unified School District
Ripon Unified School District
River Islands Technology Academy
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Stockton Unified School District
Tracy Unified School District
2020-2021 Living Allowance and Tuition Details*
Residents pursuing a Special Education or Single Subject-Math or Science credential may be eligible to receive**:
$5,000 living allowance
$2,500 off tuition
$300 off TPA fees (if applicable)
*Living allowance and tuition reimbursement may vary by district. **Must commit to teaching Special Education, Math, or Science for four years after the program to be eligible.
Completion of US Constitution Requirement (A course or examination. See document for more information)
Emergency Contact Form (within application)
Acceptable Use Policy & Computer Use Agreement Form (within application)
Audio/Photo/Video Media Release Form (within application)
$50 non-refundable application fee
Letter of Good Standing - If you have previously been enrolled in a teacher prep program that did not result in a credential, you must provide a letter of good standing from your previous teacher preparation program/academic agency to be enrolled in program coursework. If this is not possible, please attach a letter of explanation.
A $400 Non-refundable enrollment deposit is due when candidate is formally accepted into Residency@TCSJ. Upon successful completion of the program, the enrollment deposit will be applied to the candidate’s current tuition obligation.
*Due to COVID-19, the basic skills requirement, subject matter competency, and Certificate of Clearance are not required to apply to the program. However, all three items are requirements to complete the student teaching portion of the Residency year (Spring semester) and you must pursue completion of these items as soon as possible. If you are applying to Residency@TCSJ and do not have one of more of these requirements, please complete the Temporary Waiver of Enrollment Requirements Form and include the form with your application packet.
Each teacher resident will be matched with a master teacher who is identified through their district. Master teachers are highly recommended, show regular growth on state assessments, have exemplary classroom management, are innovative and reform-minded, provide an atmosphere of trust and safety, as well as have high expectations for all learners.
Master teachers will receive specific training in co-teaching and co-planning, and will engage in ongoing professional learning and networking with other master teachers. Master teachers will communicate regularly with site coordinators and are part of site/district meetings. Master teachers are employees of their districts and upon selection will be hired by San Joaquin County of Education as course instructors for Teachers College of San Joaquin.
Master teachers must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and hold a clear credential.
Master teachers must have a record of successful teaching as demonstrated, at minimum, by satisfactory annual performance evaluations for the preceding three years.
Master teachers must have three recommendations: 1. peer, 2. parent, and 3. site/district administrator who can attest to the applicant’s ability to:
effectively coach adult learners
be open to feedback
Master teachers will receive compensation ($3,500) for the year.
Reach out to your district expressing your interest in becoming a master teacher.
Teachers College of San Joaquin is approved by the California State approved Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.
TCSJ will maintain a written record of the previous education and training (e.g. transcripts) of veterans and eligible persons. The record will clearly indicate if credit has been granted and candidates will be notified accordingly per 21.4253 (d)(3)
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