Summit Public Schools Teacher Residency - Seeking Aspiring Teachers

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States


Program Overview

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency is a one-year program based in the San Francisco Bay Area, during which you are immersed in Summit classrooms while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. 

We are currently recruiting for the 2018-2019 cohort with the position to begin in July.

How does it work?

The teacher residency program uses a gradual release of responsibility approach, as teacher residents are immersed in Summit Learning school site throughout the Bay Area for four days, working up to independently teaching one class section for the second semester. Residents’ learning experiences and coursework mirror Summit’s personalized learning approach; residents engage in a project-based curriculum that is competency-based, self-directed, and student-centered.

Teacher Residents will learn to:

  • Engage students in deeper learning projects where they develop skills, apply content knowledge, and integrate the disciplines in authentic performances tasks,
  • Empower students as self-directed learners, helping them develop the habits and skills that lead to academic, professional, and personal success,
  • Nurture communities of learners by building meaningful relationships that allow students to grow and thrive, and
  • Connect their instructional decisions and students actions to students’ long-term goals and aspirations!


We are looking for Teacher Residents who:

  • Believe that all students can be successful
  • Are interested in teaching as a profession
  • Want to build meaningful relationships with students
  • Believe that every student needs a personalized pathway towards the life they want to lead

To be eligible for the teacher residency, you must:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Pass the Basic Skills Requirement and the Subject Matter Requirement With support, pursue a California Single-Subject Credential in English, History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Spanish

Why join SLTR?

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency offers:

  • A comprehensive program that deeply integrates the credentialing coursework with the clinical experience,
  • A student teaching placement that is deeply integrated in a Summit Learning school site in the Bay Area, CA for four full day each week for the length of the academic year,
  • Learning experiences that allow residents to experience personalized learning themselves as students,
  • A California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, History/Social Science, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Spanish
  • Daily coaching and support from a Cooperating Teacher, and regular coaching and support from a Mentor (a full-time Summit Learning Teacher Residency faculty member),
  • The opportunity to experience and collaborate with a diverse cohort of Teacher Residents, and
  • Priority hiring for full-time teaching positions at Summit school sites in the year following the residency.

About Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area & Washington State.

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 2,400 students. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Driven by our unwavering commitment to our core values, Summit works every day to ensure our students are receiving a world-class education. We seek phenomenal individuals with the talents needed to transform children's lives, as well as those who are interested in working on the cutting edge of education. If you're excited by the prospect of transformative growth for yourself, as well as the students, schools, and communities we serve, Summit may be the place for you!

  • 99 percent of Summit students have been accepted to one or more four-year colleges, and its graduates are completing college at double the national average
  • Fast Company named Summit Public Schools a top 10 most innovative organization in education
  • Our two flagship schools, Summit Prep and Everest, are named among US News & World Report's Best High Schools of 2015, and also ranked among America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement