San Francisco Bay Area

Our next Bay Area cohort launches June 28, 2021, and runs through June 2022.


The San Francisco Bay Area is the founding region of our Teacher Residency. Begun in 2014, 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. 

Credentialing Subjects

Join us in the Bay Area to pursue a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in the following subjects:

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

Bay Area Locations

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

  • Daly City
  • El Cerrito / San Pablo
  • Oakland
  • Redwood City
  • San Jose
  • Sunnyvale

During the application process, we collect your preferences on both credential area and school site placement.  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.  

Loan Partnerships

The Marshall Teacher Residency partners with San Mateo Credit Union and Hebrew Free Loan to offer reasonable loan options to our Residents, as well as financial coaching and a personalized lending experience. Loan applications will be considered in Spring 2021.  Additional information about loan applications and deadlines will be available through the admissions process, beginning in January 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.

Bay Area Program Team

  • Molly Posner LaMont
    Molly Posner LaMont, Program Director, Teacher Residency
    Molly Posner LaMont, Program Director, Teacher Residency

    Molly brings 10 years of experience in education to her work as Program Director of the Teacher Residency. She has led programs to train and support new educators since 2013 and collaborated on the design and launch of the Residency program at Summit in 2016. She holds a Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Child Development and Community Health from Tufts University. In her free time, you’ll find Molly exploring the Bay, traveling to new places, and enjoying time with family and friends.

  • Sunli Kim
    Sunli Kim, Mentor, Teacher Residency
    Sunli Kim, Mentor, Teacher Residency

    Born in South Korea and raised in California, Sunli credits her K-12 and postsecondary educational experience in the Bay Area for her desire to stay and teach. After pursuing English literature as an undergraduate at Stanford University, she obtained her teaching credential through the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) and taught high school English for four years at Summit Rainier. Today, Sunli serves as a mentor on the Teacher Residency team and is excited to welcome more aspiring teachers into the profession.

  • Ashley Sewell
    Ashley Sewell, Mentor, Teacher Residency
    Ashley Sewell, Mentor, Teacher Residency

    With a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Behavioral Science and Master’s in Urban Education, Ashley holds a decade of experience in the field of education, which includes teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade ELA and History and 9th Grade Ethnic Studies. She has also found joy in coaching and mentoring residents and teachers. Ashley believes that all students can succeed at high levels, and that all educators should have the tools and support necessary to provide students with the quality of education that they deserve. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys writing, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

A Sampling of Our Bay Area Partner Schools