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Teacher Residency at Alder GSE


Beginning September 1st, Pasadena USD Teacher Residency at Alder GSE is accepting applications for Cohort 2024-2025! The application is short and there is no application fee. 

This is an innovative and affordable pathway to a full-time teaching career in our community. In this residency you will:

  • Earn your Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential* in one year through Alder Graduate School of Education.
  • Apprentice four days a week with an expert teacher in your residency school.
  • Learn within a cohort of peers with whom you will work (and laugh) all year, paving the way to becoming lifelong friends and colleagues.
  • Build a relationship with an expert instructional leader in K–12 education, who will advise and support you through one-on-one observation and dialogue.
  • Engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with your mentor, instructors, and peers.
  • Receive priority hiring at PUSD upon completing the program. Over 90% of graduates are hired into full time teaching positions. 
  • Do all of this at a cost that is affordable and includes financial support.


~$20.5K tuition (final tuition set in Dec. 2023 for the Class of 2025) 


  • Up to $20K stipend (Residents are not employees of the school)
  • Up to $26,000 in state and federal grants for residents from all credential areas 
  • Up to $40K in federal financial aid/loans and the opportunity to apply for scholarships
  • Master's Degree and Credential Priority hiring for a full-time position at the school of residency


Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree completed by July 2024
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 is preferred. Under 2.65 GPA should still apply. Those below a 2.0 are not eligible.
  • Eligible to work in the United States - DACA, permanent residency, US Citizen

More details for the 2024-2025 Residency Cohort:

PUSD is looking for qualified applicants in the subjects 

  • Multiple Subject TK, 6th-8th
  • Multiple Subject (DLIP) Spanish, Mandarin, French, Armenian
  • SPED TK-12
  • Single Subject Math
  • Single Subject Science (Physics)
  • Single Subject World Language: Spanish


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Key Admissions Dates

Application Deadline

Interview Days

Conditional Acceptance 

Friday October 13, 2023

early to mid November

Wednesday November 22, 2023

Friday November 3, 2023

late November to early December

Wednesday December 13, 2023

Friday February 2, 2024

late February to early March

Monday March 11, 2024


Lilia Romero
TOSA II / ALDER GSE Clinical Faculty Partner Director 
Human Resources Department Teacher Residency Programs
(626) 396-3600 ext. 88403



Dala Alvarez
Alder Admissions and Recruitment Manager
(650) 313-4679

Schedule a time to meet with them here