CA Program Information

Our next cohort starts on July 10th, 2019, and runs through mid-June 2020.

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 Teacher Credential. The credentialing pathways include the follow 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 Summit Learning Program schools.

Residents are able to 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 Preliminary California 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 $10,000
Financial Aid Access to scholarships
Certification Costs $580 – $750


Additional Information for Scholarships

We do not want cost to be a concern for those folks who are dedicated to and passionate about teaching. We will be awarding needs-based scholarships for program tuition next year. If you are accepted into our program, we will provide you with more information to apply for a need-based scholarship.