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If you believe in innovative classrooms that put students at the center, the Marshall Teacher Residency is for you.

We bring together student-centered instruction and anti-racist pedagogy to create learning environments that serve the whole child and meet the need of each individual student. On this page, you’ll learn more about the step-by-step process to gain admissions into the Marshall Teacher Residency for the 2021-2022 year. As admissions are rolling, we encourage all prospective residents to begin their application today.

San Francisco Bay Area

Apply today to the Marshall Teacher Residency San Francisco Bay Area program.

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California (Statewide Locations)

Apply today to the Marshall Teacher Residency locations across California.

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Residency Admissions

  • 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 and email addresses of three professional references we can contact to learn more about your experience working with youth and/or related work experience
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Following the final interview, we will conduct a reference check with 3 professional references.

  • We begin admitting candidates into the program in January.  In order enroll in the program, you will need to provide:

    • A signed enrollment agreement
    • Documentation that shows you have attempted, passed, or registered for the CSET exam

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

Financial Aid Overview

The Marshall Teacher Residency provides an affordable and supportive path to a rewarding and successful career as a powerful teacher for all students.

Residents pay tuition for the program and receive:

  • A California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • A living stipend disbursed monthly during the residency year
  • Access to reasonable loans from values-aligned loan partners
  • Financial support with some of the required credentialing fees
  • The option to join a Master’s in Education program with a partner organization, upon completion of the residency year

Please visit the San Francisco Bay Area page and California (Statewide Locations) page for additional details on region-specific finances.


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!