California (Statewide Locations)

Our first California-wide cohort launches June 28, 2021, and runs through June 2022.


The California expansion marks the next chapter of our Teacher Residency to welcome, train, and prepare diverse educators statewide for the teaching profession.  We are building on the success of the San Francisco Bay Area region by offering statewide virtual coursework and face-to-face school residency placements.

Credentialing Subjects

Join us at the Marshall Teacher Residency to pursue a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in the following subjects:

  • English
  • History / Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Spanish

California Locations

Our program places Residents in values-aligned, middle and high schools in the following regions in California:

  • Northern California
  • Sacramento Valley
  • Bay Area
  • Central Valley
  • Los Angeles Area
  • Southern California

During the application process, we collect your preferences on both credential area and geographic region. School site placements are finalized after you enroll in the program and are dependent on availability.

Ready to begin your journey as an educator? Learn about residency admissions and how to apply.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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

Financial Aid

The Marshall Teacher Residency partners with local credit unions to offer reasonable loan options to our Residents, as well as financial coaching and a personalized lending experience.  Additional information about loan applications and deadlines will be available in Spring 2021.

Grant Opportunities

The Marshall Teacher Residency offers need-based grants to selected Residents who have financed educational expenses with loan proceeds from our partner institutions.  Needs-based grants are designed to help offset the monthly loan payment while Residents are enrolled in the program.  Residents approved for a needs-based grant will receive $100 each month, in addition to the monthly living stipend.

Certification Costs

You should plan to spend approximately $500 in fees prior to the start of the program and in the first month of the program. These include fees for required credentialing exams (CSET and CBEST), fingerprinting and background checks, a TB test, official transcripts, and other admissions and credentialing requirements. Additional fees may be incurred if you need to take any exams multiple times.  To support you in planning ahead for your finances during the residency year, we have compiled a list of the expenses you can anticipate, including information about which expenses the Marshall Teacher Residency will cover for you.

Testing Requirements for Enrollment

  • The state of California requires all teacher candidates to meet the following requirements in order to earn a credential:

    • Basic Skills Requirement
    • Subject Matter Requirement

    Follow these instructions to ensure we receive a copy of your test scores:

    • Register for the test as usual
    • On the “Score Reporting Options” page, select Summit Public Schools under the “Other” category

    We strongly suggest you get started on these testing requirements as early as possible, so you are not delayed in enrolling and joining our program!

    For detailed information about each of these testing requirements and the timeline for completing them, check out the Marshall Teacher Residency Testing Guide.

  • The Basic Skills Requirement assesses basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills found to be important for the job of an educator.

    Candidates can meet or waive the Basic Skills Requirement by:

    Registering for, attempting, and/or passing the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).


    Providing documentation of having waived out of this requirement through one of the following:

    • SAT scores of 500 or higher in English and 550 or higher in Math
    • *ACT scores of 22 or higher in English and 23 or higher in Math
    • AP scores of 3 or higher on AP English Language or Literature exams and AP Calculus or Statistics exams
    • College ready or exempt on EAP exams
    • EPT score of 151 or higher and ELM score of 50 or higher

    In order to enroll in the Marshall Teacher Residency, you will need to submit evidence of one of the above.

    *Official ACT score reports can be sent directly to us by selecting Marshall Teacher Residency’s College Code – 2841 – from the ACT website.

  • The Subject Matter Requirement demonstrates evidence of discipline-specific understanding in the content area of your credential.

    Candidates can demonstrate progress towards the Subject Matter Requirement by:

    • Passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) exam in your subject area
    • Attempting some or all subtests of the CSET exam in your subject area
    • Registering for the CSET exam in the next scheduling window
    • Providing documentation of having completed a Commission-approved subject matter preparation program in your subject area

    In order to enroll in the Marshall Teacher Residency, you will need to submit evidence of one of the above.  If you have not passed all CSET subtests, you will also need to submit diagnostic exams for each CSET subtest to confirm your subject area placement.

A Sampling of Our California Partner Schools