In the KIPP Public Schools Northern California Teacher Residency program, we are passionate about developing lifelong education practitioners who are self reflective, equity minded and relentless in their work with students. We combine theory and practice by pairing our residents with a high performing mentor teacher while simultaneously completing Master’s level coursework and attending curated resident seminars. At the conclusion of the program residents will earn their Masters in Education (from Alder Graduate School of Education), their preliminary teaching credential and be eligible for job placement within a school.
KIPP Public Schools Northern California creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.
“I wanted to make sure before entering the teaching field that I was prepared to teach children in my community. I needed to be taught how to be an equitable practitioner of education and how to be most beneficial to my students. The theory and practice approach of the KIPP Teacher Residency program best prepared me to do just that.”
– Jonathan Palacios, KIPP SF Bay Alumni & KIPP King Spanish Teacher
Why choose KIPP Northern California Teacher Residency?
Explicit Commitment to Developing Resident’s Racial Equity Lens
Every resident seminar has a racial equity session that connects to the broader scope of our work. From deconstructing white supremacy culture, to identifying the ways in which antiblackness manifests in the classroom, we challenge our residents to confront the ways in which social constructs, especially those within education, have an impact on students, families and communities.
Clear Performance Management Plan for Residents
We believe that clear is kind. We have developed a comprehensive performance management plan for residents that prepares residents for their teaching experience within KIPP Public Schools – Northern California and aligns to proven best practices for effective teaching. Teacher skills and development have been intentionally scaffolded throughout the year and adapted to meet the needs of our current virtual learning environment.
High Touch Support With Job Placement
We communicate early with principals and our Human Resources team to ensure that residents have what they need to receive an offer of employment in the spring*.
History of Commitment and Development
Our residency started in 2017 and over 70% of our alumni are still working with KIPP Public Schools – Northern California — many of them taking on leadership roles at their respective schools sites.
Best In Class Mentors
Our mentors are the foundation of our residents’ development. We coordinate with school leadership to ensure that residents are matched with strong mentor teachers for the year. Additionally, our mentor teachers participate in monthly professional development sessions geared towards enhancing their instructional coaching practices and sharpening their racial equity lens.
Learn more about the program.
Have questions? Schedule an appointment to speak with a program representative here
- Application: Friday, October 15
- Interview: November 5 – 12
- KIPP NorCal Conditional Acceptance: November 15
- Application: Friday November 5, 2021
- Interviews: November 22 – December 10
- KIPP NorCal Conditional Acceptance: December 15
- Application: Friday February 4, 2022
- Interviews: February 23 – March 11
- KIPP NorCal Conditional Acceptance: March 14
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Teacher Residency program.
- Residents are awarded a $20,000 stipend to support with cost of tuition and living expenses
- Loans acquired during undergraduate education can be deferred due to residents enrollment in a Master’s program
- Final tuition for Class of 2022-2023 will be set by December 2021. (for residents)
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