Teacher Residency Programs


Saint Mary's College has partnered with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to pilot new teacher residency programs. 


A “Teacher Residency Program” offers a unique synthesis of theory and practice, combining a yearlong classroom apprenticeship with a carefully aligned sequence of coursework. Teacher residents will earn a credential upon completion of the program, and may be eligible to receive a stipend for living expenses throughout their training year.

Interested candidates apply to the Saint Mary's College Credential Program and interview with their district. Resident teachers may choose from the following options: 

  • Multiple Subject Credential with the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish Residency
  • Education Specialist (Special Education) with the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish Residency
  • Multiple Subject Credential Residency
  • Single Subject Credential Residency
  • Education Specialist (Special Education) Credential Residency

Candidates must meet all requirements for the credential programs.

Program Duration

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12 months (full time). This is a program designed to help you grow and succeed.

Learning Environment

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This program meets in-person, Mon-Thurs, afternoon/evening classes; on campus at Saint Mary's College, or at a satellite location.

Average Class Size

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Small cohort sizes. Cohort members in the program form a learning community. Your success starts with connections.



Use this Self Assessment tool provided by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to see if you've satisfied BSR.

BSR Calculator
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