Summit Learning Teacher Residency
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.
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About Our Program
The Summit Learning Teacher Residency is a one-year teacher preparation program designed specifically for a personalized approach to teaching and learning. During the program, you student teach in a personalized middle or high school classroom while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential.
As a Resident, you spend four days a week with your Cooperating Teacher engaging students in deeper learning projects, empowering them as self-directed learners, helping students develop the habits and skills that lead to success, and nurturing them to build a strong sense of community.
You spend one day a week in learning experiences and coursework mirroring 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 are 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 collaborate with a diverse cohort of future teachers and engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. By the end of the program, you will be prepared to teach in a personalized learning classroom where you will impact students’ lives.
The Residency program is a one year commitment and an investment in your future career as an educator. You pay a tuition for the program, and receive a living stipend to support you during the Residency year.
You are a good fit for our program if:
We look 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
- Have passed your CBEST by June 21, 2020.
- Have attempted all sub tests for your CSET by June 7, 2020.
In the News
- Summit’s residency trains teachers for its personalize learning model (This link opens a new tab to Education Dive website)
November 12, 2018 – Ed Dive
- Is higher education teaching teachers to blend? (This link opens a new tab to The Clayton Christensen Institute website)
July 31, 2018 – The Clayton Christensen Institute
- Preparing teachers to personalize their classrooms (This link opens a new tab to edsource.org website)
July 24. 2018 – EdSource
- There’s a teaching method tech billionaires love – here’s how teachers are learning it (This link opens a new tab to Business Insider website)
September 1, 2017 – Business Insider
- Charter school prepares teachers to personalize learning for every student (This link opens a new tab to edsource.org website)
October 26, 2017 – EdSource
- Summit charter schools launch nation’s first teacher residency program for personalized learning (This link opens a new tab to LA School Report website)
August 7, 2017 – LA School Report
- Nation’s first personalized education residency launches in the Bay Area (This link opens a new tab to San Jose Mercury News website)
August 4, 2017 – San Jose Mercury News
- Teaching With Tech Is Hard. Two New Efforts Aim To Help. (This link opens a new tab to Education Week website)
August 2, 2017 – Education Week
- Will a one-year residency better prepare aspiring educators for a new style of teaching? (This link opens a new tab to The Hechinger Report website)
August 2, 2017 – The Hechinger Report