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Teacher Residency

South Bay Consortium Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

The South Bay Consortium (SBC) is a partnership between Hawthorne Unified, Lawndale Unified Elementary, and Torrance Unified School Districts. This innovative teacher residency program combines immersive hands-on practice in the classroom with educational theory and research in both in person seminars and online courses. It takes place in partnership with K–12 schools in historically underserved communities, and 97% of our graduates obtain full-time teaching positions after completing the program. 

In this residency year 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 consideration for a full-time position upon completing the program.
  • Do all of this at a cost that is affordable and includes financial support.

Program Details:
For the 2025-2026 Residency Cohort, the South Bay Consortium is seeking qualified applicants in the following areas:

  • Single Subject Math
  • Single Subject Science
  • Special Education (mild to moderate), RSP
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
  • Dual Immersion Bilingual Spanish K-3

Program Costs:

Tuition $21,930
Books, tests, etc. Approximately $2,000

Financial Support:

South Bay Consortium Stipend            $40,000
Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses) Up to $40,000
Grants (for tuition and living expenses) Up to $20,000
Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position PRICELESS!

Key Dates - Applications for the 2025-26 residency cohort will open September 1st 2024. 

                   *Applications for 2024-25 residency cohort have closed.


Link to Apply

Link to apply to complete the initial online application

Recruitment and more information:

Dr. Anita Kreide - South Bay Consortium Program Director

Connect with Alder GSE recruiter Eduardo 

Alder Admissions:

Teacher Residency Information Sessions:



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