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Teacher Residency at Alder GSE
Grow Public Schools is excited to announce our Teacher Residency partnership with Alder Graduate School of Education (GSE). The Alder GSE Program is a residency model (developed by the Aspire charter network) that combines immersive hands-on practice in the classroom with a rigorous curriculum of research-based coursework — consisting of in-person seminars as well as online instruction — culminating in a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Teaching or Special Education and Teaching Credential.
Each Resident is paired with an expert mentor educator, spending four days a week in the classroom participating in hands-on teaching, and approximately one day a week spent in collaboration with a regional cohort in seminars that bridge educational theory and research with the direct experience taking place in the classroom.
Alder GSE provides an affordable and supportive path to a rewarding and successful teaching career. As an Alder student, you will receive:
A Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential
A year-long apprenticeship with an excellent, trained mentor teacher
A cohort with whom to learn and grow
Academic support from an expert Instructional Director dedicated to your development and to creating a strong cohort experience
Access to financial aid (federal loans and grants), scholarships, and other financial benefits
Eligibility for loan deferral during the program
A 50% discount on credential test preparation courses and additional testing supports, including free test preparation resources
A financial stipend (availability and amount varies by partner schools)
Priority hiring at one of the Grow Public Schools campuses
We are currently recruiting a cohort of teacher residents who want to join our mission to close the opportunity gap for underserved communities in rural Kern County. This is an innovative and affordable pathway to a full-time teaching career in our community while gaining hands-on classroom experience.
Grow Public Schools & Alder Cohort Program Details
For the 2023-2024 Residency Cohort, Grow Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants
in the following areas:
Single Subject Math
Single Subject Science
Single Subject English
Single Subject History
Special Education (mild to moderate), RSP
Program & Living Costs
Special Education: $19,500 (net of $1,721 Alder Residency grant)
Test Registration Fees
Approximately $1,000 depending on the number of tests a student
Live Scan & TB Fees
Approximately $150 based on the provider
Books & Materials
Other Living Expenses
Varies depending on your personal circumstances
*Tuition for the class of 2022-23 will be set in December 2022.
Amounts of financial support vary by partner and location; below are representative ranges:
$30,000 (TBD for 2022-23 Cohort)
Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses)
Up to $46,768
Test Registration fee support
Credential test preparation support
$250 on average
Alder Scholarships: In 2020-2021 75% of Alder's Teacher Residents received a scholarship.
$3,000 - $10,000
Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid,
full-time teaching position
*Approximate compensation and health benefits are available if employed as a Small Group Instructor (SGI). All Teacher Residents are prioritized for SGI vacancies as space permits.
For more information about financial aid, please see: https://aldergse.edu/financialaid/
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2022 - 2023 Application Open September 1, 2021
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Priority Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Fall Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
Winter Application Deadline: February 4, 2022
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