Program Fast Facts

  • Collaborate and learn as part of a diverse cohort of future teachers
  • In one year, earn your California Preliminary Single-Subject Credential
  • Be immersed in a classroom alongside a Cooperating Teacher 4 days per week, and spend your 5th day focused on your own learning and coursework
  • Learn to teach in a program designed specifically for a personalized approach to teaching and learning
  • Engage in critical conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Have the support of a team of educators and peers dedicated to your success

Check out “The Summit Learning Teacher Residency 2019” video below, which explains more about our program!

About Our Program

At Summit, we know that every student has different passions, growth areas, learning needs, and goals for the future. The Summit Learning Teacher Residency prepares you to teach using a personalized approach to learning with the goal of equipping every student to live a fulfilled life of well-being.

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency is a one-year teacher preparation program during which you are student teaching in a Summit classroom while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential.

As a Resident, you work with your Cooperating Teacher to engage students in deeper learning projects, empower them as self-directed learners, help students develop the habits and skills that lead to success, and nurture them to build a strong sense of community.

Your learning experiences and coursework mirror Summit’s personalized learning approach for students; you engage in a project-based curriculum that is competency-based, self-directed, and student-centered. Over the course of the year, you will be an apprentice, gradually increasing your level of responsibility in the classroom from observation to independently teaching one class section for the second semester.

Throughout the year, you engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. By the end of the program, you will be prepared to teach a Summit Learning classroom where you will impact students’ lives.



We are looking for Residents who:

  • Believe that all students can be successful
  • Are dedicated to working with heterogeneous student populations
  • Are interested in teaching as a profession
  • Want to build meaningful relationships with students
  • Believe that every student deserves a personalized pathway towards the life they want to lead
  • Have a growth mindset

To be eligible for the teacher residency, you must:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Be eligible to work in the United States


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