Residency at TCSJ

Application Deadline Dates:
The application deadline to apply for the 2022-23 school year has ended.
The application period to apply for the 2023-24 school year will begin January 1, 2023, and end April 17, 2023.

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 further!

    "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 & Mild to Moderate Support Needs
    • Dual Credential: Single Subject* & Mild to Moderate Support Needs
    • Multiple Subject
    • Single Subject*
    • Mild to Moderate Support Needs
    • Extensive Support Needs (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
    • Stockton Unified School District
    • Tracy Learning Center
    • Tracy Unified School District
    • Jefferson School District
    • Lodi Unified School District
    • Brentwood Unified School District
    View 2023-24 Program Presentation Deck

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    Eligibility Requirements for Residency@TCSJ:

    • Bachelors degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
      • If you are earning your bachelor's degree this spring, you must provide a letter from your college (on letterhead) stating you are on track to graduate this spring.
      • If your degree was completed from an institution outside of the US, you must get your transcripts evaluated from an approved agency confirming an equivalent degree.View Approved Agencies
    • Basic Skills Requirement View BSR informational video
    • United States Constitution Requirement Learn More
    • Certificate of Clearance View Details , View Tutorial Video
    • Evidence of continuous progress toward meeting subject matter competency (registration for the CSET, submitting coursework evaluation, appropriate degree match, completion of subject matter program)
    • Letter of Good Standing (Only required if you have been enrolled in or are currently enrolled in a teaching credential program at another institution.)
    Apply Now Application and Selection Process
    • Priority consideration application deadline: March 18, 2022
    • Final Application deadline: April 27, 2022
    • By April 17, 2022: Applicants will be provided with 2022-23 Residency@TCSJ program details and given a link to a survey to select the districts in which they are interested in being placed.
    • By April 29, 2022: Program Committee reviews applications.
    • By May 2, 2022: Applicants are notified if they are moving onto the interview stage and next steps for the interview process will be provided.
    • By June 10, 2022: Interview stage is completed.
    • By June 12, 2022: Applicants are notified if they received a placement.
    • July 11-15: Intensive training, 9am-3pm
    • June-July: Apply for your 30-Day Substitute Permit
    • June-July: Work on completing the CSET (if applicable)
    • Attend all faculty and new teacher meetings
    • Shadow master teacher as they prepare their classroom
    • Shadow master teacher three-Five days/week with master teacher
    • TCSJ seminars/coursework: Monday and Thursday evenings, 3:30pm-7:30pm or 8:30pm
    • Work on completing TPA cycle 1
    • Complete CSET (if not already completed)
    • Three-Five days/week with master teacher
    • Shadow master teacher 3-5 days/week: Residents assume full-time responsibility for the classroom for a minimum of 50% of the semester
    • TCSJ seminars/coursework: Monday and Thursday evenings, 3:30pm-7:30pm or 8:30pm
    • TPA Cycle 2/RICA
    • Start applying for teaching positions

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