Teacher Residency Program

The Teacher Residency Program at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education creates opportunities for teacher candidates to gain valuable professional experience, ongoing professional development, and significant financial support over the course of an academic year, all while decreasing the amount of time needed to complete a credential program.  Through effective partnerships with school districts in the region, candidates are paired with mentor teachers and learn how to meet the needs of the students in those districts.

Listen to Lurie College faculty David Whitenack and Lisa Simpson discuss the residency in more detail in their podcast episode below.

Are you pursuing a career in teaching because you want to serve diverse students in a high-needs school district?  Are you planning to student teach Fall 2020 - Spring 2021?  Your best option could be the teacher residency program! 

Teacher Residency Program Info Session

Teacher Residency Program Additional Info

  • If you are interested in becoming a Special Education Teacher Resident, contact Professor Lisa Simpson at lisa.simpson@sjsu.edu.  For all other residency options, including Multiple Subject Credential, Bilingual Authorization (Spanish), and STEM (Math or Science), contact Professor David Whitenack at david.whitenack@sjsu.edu.
  • If you are interested in one of the STEM (Math or Science) options, be sure to register for the no-cost STEM+C Teacher Institute, which begins June 8.
  • In addition to the teacher residency program, you can also apply for our Impact San Jose Fellowship, which provides significant scholarship funding, ongoing mentorship, and more for a select group of credential students.

Meet the Faculty

Lisa Simpson and David Whitenack