Yearlong Residency Program
The Yearlong Residency Program is an accelerated course of study that centers on a yearlong student teaching placement at a single school site.
Students accepted for fall admission begin the year early with summer coursework (June-August) that prepares them for their placement. When the school year begins in August, they start their placement and continue working with the same mentor teacher(s) and students through the end of the school year in June.
Students take a full-time load of courses in fall and spring semesters, which accompany and help contextualize the fieldwork experience. This option is open to students admitted for fall semester and requires a 13 month June-June commitment. Enrollment is limited and students are selected through an additional interview process.
- Develop a yearlong relationship with students
- Work with the same mentor teacher for the year
- Experience the entire curriculum in the placement classrooms
- Mentor teachers with professional development support
- Finish in 13 months
Applicants interested in the Yearlong Residency Program must interview to be selected and must be available to take classes in the summer. Because this is an intensive and accelerated program option, we generally look for candidates who have had previous experiences working with youth, particularly in educational settings.
Learn more about this program option at the New Student Orientation. You will be invited to this orientation when you receive your letter of acceptance to the program.
HOW TO APPLY
- Apply to SJSU Graduate Studies at CSUMentor.edu, indicating that you're applying to the Single Subject Credential Program for the Fall semester (even though you'll be starting in the Summer semester).
- Complete all of Secondary Education's Application Requirements.
- Indicate interest in Yearlong Residency Program on Secondary Ed's Applicant Information Form [pdf] by checking off the "Yes" box after the question "Are you an applicant for the Yearlong Residency Program?"
- Meet with your Subject Area Adviser to establish subject matter competency. Take additional courses or the CSET if required. Yearlong Residency Program Applicants must be Subject Matter Competent in order to be considered for this program.
- Include a cover letter (one page, single spaced) outlining teaching and related experiences/skills you believe make you a good candidate for the Yearlong Residency Program.