Aspire Teacher Residency at Alder Graduate School of Education
Residents spend four days a week in the classroom participating in hands-on teaching for the duration of a school year.
One day a week is spent with a regional cohort in seminars that bridge educational theory and research with the direct experience taking place in the classroom.
Additional discussion and reflection on theory and research take place via in-person course intensives and online course work.
Residents receive a Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in either California or Tennessee.
California: Master of Arts with a concentration in Teaching or Special Education, and a Teaching Credential, both awarded by the University of the Pacific.
Tennessee: Master of Arts in Teaching and a Practitioner License, both awarded by Relay Graduate School of Education. Credential is awarded in year one, and the Master’s Degree is completed with some additional part-time coursework in year two.
Locations & Available credentials
Residents apprentice at one of our schools in California in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley or Los Angeles; or in Tennessee in Memphis.
Multiple Subject (K-8)
Single Subject (6-12): English, Math, Science or Social Studies
Special Education Mild/Moderate (in California only)
Costs + Financials for California Residents
$24,000 (discounted from $47,600)
Books, tests, etc.
|Medical Benefits||Up to $5,000|
|Federal Financial Aid (Loans)||Up to $5,000|
|Transportation, room + board to in-person sessions||Approximately $1,500|
|Credential Test Preperation support||$250 on average|
Costs + Financials for Memphis Residents
$3,250 (After applying $5,815 AmeriCorps grant or other Relay scholarship)
Books, tests, etc.
Up to $5,000
Federal Financial Aid (Loans)
Up to $3,250
Additional Alder scholarships and/or housing stipend
Up to $9,250
Credential Test Preparation support
$250 on average
For more information contact or visit our website:
Ivan Ibarra, CA Recruiter | P: (510) 414-7955 E: email@example.com
Terrell Washington, TN Recruiter | P: (901) 492-1446 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete list of our recruiting events please visit http://aldergse.org/admissions/
To apply & learn about the admissions process, visit the Alder website --http://aldergse.org/apply/
95% of ATR graduates were effective or highly-effective teachers in their first year based on Aspire's Teacher Effectiveness Data.