How to Apply

With the Marshall Teacher Residency, you can launch your career by earning a California Preliminary Single Subject Credential in one year. We look for Residents who believe that all students can be successful, are committed to learning and growing as an anti-racist educator, and have a growth mindset.

Application Requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Be committed to teaching in one of these subject areas: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, History, and English.


Resident Placement

Residents are placed in partner schools across California to learn alongside an experienced teacher.

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Testing Requirements

California requires several tests as part of the process to earn your credential.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

The Marshall Teacher Residency provides an affordable and supportive path to a rewarding and successful teaching career.

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Application Process

Step 1: Learn About Our Program and Approach

Step 2: Complete Your Online Application

Prepare materials and submit your online application. This 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.
    • Answers can be a short essay (approximately 200 words), video (approximately 3-5 minutes), a slide deck, or any other format that allows you to share authentically.
    • 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

Step 3: Phone Interview

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

Step 4: Virtual Face-to-Face Interview

The next step is a virtual interview with members of our team.  The face-to-face interview includes a role play simulation, an opportunity to share more about why you are a good fit for the Marshall Teacher Residency, and a traditional interview portion.  We will provide you with materials prior to the interview to help you prepare, as well as the opportunity to attend a virtual preparation session if you have questions or need additional guidance prior to your interview.

Step 5: Reference Checks

Once your final interview is scheduled, we will contact your 3 professional references to conduct a reference check.

Step 6: Admissions and Enrollment

We begin admitting candidates into the program in January.  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.

Stay in Touch

Not yet ready to apply? We encourage all interested applicants to join our mailing list to stay on top of on program tips, deadlines, and information. Let us know how we can help you make the best choice for your career next step. We look forward to staying in touch!

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