Program Description

This innovative teacher residency program combines immersive hands-on practice in the classroom with educational theory and research in both in-person seminars and online courses. It takes place in partnership with K–12 schools in historically underserved communities, and 97% of Alder graduates obtain full-time teaching positions after completing the program.

In this residency year you will:

  • Earn your Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential* in one year.
  • Apprentice four days a week with an expert teacher in an Environmental Charter SchoolsSchool
  • Learn within a cohort of peers with whom you will work (and laugh) all year, paving the way to becoming lifelong friends and colleagues.
  • Build a relationship with an expert instructional leader in K–12 education, who will advise and support you through one-on-one observation and dialogue.
  • Engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with your mentor, instructors, and peers.
  • Receive priority consideration for a full-time position upon completing the program.
  • Do all of this at a cost that is affordable and includes financial support.

*Once Alder GSE has been granted both Initial Institutional Approval and Initial Program Approval by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Environmental Charter Schools & Alder Cohort Program Details:

For the 2020-2021 Residency Cohort, Environmental Charter SchoolsSchools is looking for qualified applicants in the following areas:

  • Single Subject Math
  • Single Subject Foreign Language (Spanish)
  • Special Education

Financials

Program Costs
  • Tuition: $18,500 (estimated out-of-pocket cost net of Alder Teacher Grant, will be finalized in December of 2019)
  • Books, tests, etc: Approximately $2,000
  • Medical: For the class of 2020-21, Alder is working to ensure residents have a way to access health care coverage, whether provided by Alder or the state of CA.
Financial Support
  • Environmental Charter Schools Provided Living stipend: $15,000
  • Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses): Up to $44,000
  • Support for transportation, room, and board to in-person sessions: Approximately $1,500
  • Test registration fee support: $200
  • Credential test preparation support: $250 on average
  • Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position: PRICELESS!

Key Dates

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
  • Early September 2019
​PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • October 14th
​​PHONE INTERVIEWS
  • Week of October 21st (tentative)
​​INTERVIEW DAY WINDOW
  • ​November 1st – 9th (tentative)
ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE​
  • ​November 24th (tentative)

Application

Link to apply to complete the initial online application: www.aldergse.org/apply/

Recruitment and More Info

For more information please reach out to the Director of the Alder WIDE cohort, Scott Weatherford at sweatherford@davincischools.org, or Alder Los Angeles Recruitment and Admissions Specialist Martin Chavez at mchavez@aldergse.org

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