How to Apply

Application Requirements

With the Marshall Teacher Residency, you can launch your career and become a powerful teacher for students in just one year.  We look for Residents who believe that all students can be successful, are committed to learning and growing as anti-racist educators, and have a growth mindset.

Applicants to the Marshall Teacher Residency must:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Be committed to teaching elementary students, middle / high school students, and/or students with disabilities.


Application Deadlines

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    Application Deadlines

    The application for the 2024-25 school year is now closed.  Please check back in September to apply for the 2025-26 cohort.

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    Priority Admissions

    Priority in the admission process is given to applicants:

    • seeking credentials in Multiple Subjects, Math, Science, Spanish, and Special Education
    • seeking placements in the San Francsico Bay Area
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    Additional Deadlines

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Application Process

Our application process is simple and straightforward, because we want to get to know candidates as individuals. To start, we highly encourage candidates to attend a virtual information session. They are designed to give candidates the opportunity to ask any and all questions, as well as meet the Residency team and current Residents.

  • Prepare materials and submit your application here.

    Early admissions applications are due by November 3, with decisions made by early January. Priority admissions applications are due by January 26. Application deadlines may be extended, pending program availability.

    The application includes:

    • A resumé
    • A response to the question: Please tell us why you want to become a teacher, including your professional, educational, and personal path towards making this decision.
      • Submit your response in any format that allows you to share authentically — a short essay (approximately 200 words), a video (approximately 3-5 minutes), a slide deck, or any other format.
      • Responses should fully answer the question and provide insight into your path to teaching. Make sure to include details about life experiences and factors driving you toward a career in education.
    • An unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript(s)
    • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references we can contact to learn more about your experience working with youth and/or related work experience

    As part of the application, you will share with us your preferences for teaching elementary students, middle/high school students, and/or students with disabilities.  If you’re not sure, that’s okay — we can help you consider which might be the best fit for you!

  • Following the submission of the online application, we’ll conduct a phone interview to discuss your application responses, and to learn more about you and your prior experiences.

  • The next step is a final round group interview conducted virtually with members of our team.  The face-to-face interview includes a small group discussion with other applicants, an opportunity to share why you are a good fit for the Marshall Teacher Residency, and a traditional one-on-one interview.  We will provide you with materials prior to the interview to help you prepare, as well as the opportunity to attend a virtual interview preparation session if you have questions or want to practice prior to your interview.

  • After your final interview, we will contact your three professional references to conduct a reference check.

  • In order to enroll in the program, you will schedule a one-on-one enrollment check-in with a faculty member, where we’ll review the enrollment agreement, your progress on the testing requirements, and share information about our financial aid partners.

    Welcome to the program! We look forward to having you as a member of our next Teacher Residency cohort.

A Best-in-Class Experience

AJ Adams

English and Biology Teacher, River Charter Schools

“This might be the best teacher credentialing program I have ever heard of. I have received hands-on training from a teacher in the classroom as well as engaging in coursework that feels more meaningful than anything I have participated in before…. Every aspect felt intentional and clearly driven toward the goal of creating teachers who are competent and can succeed in empowering students of any background… While engaging in this program, I have been part of a community that is 100% focused on supporting me. If you truly wish to become a teacher of outstanding quality, the people at [Marshall Teacher Residency] will do everything in their power to help you grow AND make sure that you find a job when you graduate from the program.”


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