Tuition & Financial Aid

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


You receive an $18,000 stipend for the year to support you with engaging full-time with the program. The stipend is paid in monthly installments to you for living and personal expenses. You can choose how to spend the stipend at your discretion. We do not take taxes out of your stipend; however, if you use the stipend for living expenses, you will need to report it as taxable income. You must be in good standing with the program in order to receive your stipend.

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 2022.

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.

Math and Science Residents are eligible for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program to cover up to the full cost of tuition.  The Golden State Teacher Grant program is for students who are currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program to earn a credential in a high need field and commit to teach at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program.

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.


Program Details

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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Application Process

Review the step-by-step process to gain admission into the Marshall Teacher Residency

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