Teacher Residency Program


Saint Mary's College has partnered with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Brentwood 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 then apply with the district.


San Ramon Valley Unified School District: 

  • Single Subject Credential Residency (Math, Science, Technology, Engineering only)
  • Education Specialist (Special Education) Credential Residency

Brentwood Unified School District:

  • Multiple Subject 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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