CA Program Information

Our next cohort starts in July 2020 and runs through June 2021.

Residents in our California program complete credentialing coursework leading to a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential.


Subjects & Locations

During the program, Residents pursue a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential. The credentialing pathways include the following subject areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Spanish

Residents are placed in schools according to their preference and the availability of Cooperating Teachers in their content area. Summit Public Schools are located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the following cities:

  • Daly City
  • El Cerrito
  • Redwood City
  • Richmond
  • San Jose
  • Sunnyvale

Additional locations may be available at partner schools.

Residents share their preferences for both the credential they would like to pursue and the locations where they would like to be placed during the application process.


Tuition and Financial Support

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency provides an affordable and supportive path to a rewarding and successful teaching career. In California, we currently offer coursework towards a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential. We are pursuing partnership opportunities that could allow Residents to apply their coursework towards some of the requirements of a Masters of Arts in Teaching upon completion of the program. Additional details will be available during the 2019-20 school year.


Tuition and certification costs

Living Stipend $20,000
Tuition $14,000
Financial Aid Access to scholarships
Certification Costs Approximately $750 in fees will be incurred by Residents prior to the start of the program and in the first month of the program to cover required exams, background testing and other admissions requirements for the program. Additional fees may be incurred for retaking exams throughout the program.


Additional Information for Scholarships

We do not want cost to be a concern for candidates who are dedicated to and passionate about teaching. We award a limited number of scholarships for program tuition. To learn more about our scholarship process, go to the Program Benefits page.