Summit Public Schools is Looking for Aspiring Teachers

Job Type

Full Time


Maximum: $20,000
Details: Yearly Stipend



Start Date


Application Deadline



San Jose
United States


Are you interested in a career in teaching?

In the Summit Learning Teacher Residency, you spend a year learning 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
  • Connect instructional decisions and students actions to students’ long-term goals and aspirations

 If this sounds like the teacher you want to be, join the Summit Learning Teacher Residency! We are currently recruiting for our 2019-2020 cohort, which starts in July 2019.


How does it work?

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 four days per week while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential and an option Masters in Education from the Alder Graduate School of Education and University of the Pacific.

Residents in our program are paired with a Cooperating Teacher in Summit Learning school site throughout the Bay Area for a full year, gradually 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.


 Who are you?

  • You believe that all students can be successful
  • You want to collaborate and learn in a cohort of diverse educators
  • You want to build meaningful relationships with students
  • You believe that every student needs a personalized pathway towards the life they want to lead
  • You have a growth mindset, for yourself and your students
  • You’re interested in teaching as a profession


Why join Summit Learning Teacher Residency?

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
  • An optional Master of Arts with a concentration in Teaching or Special Education from the Alder Graduate School of Education and University of the Pacific
  • 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
  • Priority hiring for full-time teaching positions at Summit school sites in the year following the residency.


We strive to recruit a diverse cohort. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to including those who come from the same communities in which they will eventually teach. If you are from one of our partner school communities, we especially encourage you to apply.

Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities


Why should you start your teaching career at Summit?

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency is a one-year program during which you are immersed in Summit classrooms while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential and an optional Master’s of Arts in Teaching.

Our Residency program was designed to prepare educators to step into our personalized classrooms ready to teach on day one. Today, 90% of our inaugural cohort is teaching in a Summit classroom.

This year, we have 43 diverse Residents enrolled in our program, where they are:

  • Paired with a cooperating teacher in a Summit Learning classroom four days a week for the entire school year.
  • Learning and collaborating as part of a diverse cohort of educators.
  • Developing the skills, habits, and tools needed to teach personalize learning for every student.
  • Engaging in critical conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Supported a team of individuals who provide guidance and development throughout the year.

While you are training to become a teacher you earn a living stipend AND receive priority consideration in Summit’s teacher hiring process for the following school year. Last year, 100% of our cohort received an offer to teach at Summit Public Schools.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree