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Teacher Residency Tuolumne

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Teacher Residency Tuolumne, led by TCSOS, aims to develop highly skilled, equity-focused educators. This one-year program offers an immersive teaching experience under the guidance of a mentor teacher, complemented by evening classes for credentialing.

Our one-year program offers an immersive teaching experience under the guidance of a mentor teacher, complemented by online classes for credentialing. Emphasizing social justice and inclusion, the program forms a partnership with our local schools and districts.

With only a bachelor’s degree,  you can become a credentialed teacher in only one year!


Andi Thomas
Human Resources Analyst II

Visit the TCSJ website for more information about the program and our partnership.



One-Year Credential Program

Accelerate your teaching career with our one-year credential program, blending practical experience with academic rigor.

Teach in Your Community

Make a difference by teaching in your local community and impacting future generations.

Robust Mentorship and Support Network

Benefit from a strong network of mentors and support to guide your educational journey.

Evening Online Coursework

Conveniently complete program coursework with online classes two evenings per week.

Priority Employment Consideration

Successful completion secures priority consideration for employment opportunities.

Dual Credential Option

Gain versatility with the option to earn both Special Education and General Education Teaching Credentials

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Enhance your skills with the option to substitute teach up to two days weekly.

Grants & Financial Assistance

Apply for grants and district financial assistance to support your educational goals.

Frequently Asked


How do I apply?

Interested individuals can contact Andi Thomas at 209-536-2015 or for more information.

What is the difference between a Residency Program and an Intern Program?

  • The Residency Program is a one-year program, whereas the Intern Program is a two-year program.
  • As a resident, you are not the teacher of record; therefore, you are not paid a teacher’s salary.
  • As a resident, you are placed in a classroom for the entire year to learn alongside a mentor teacher. In an intern program, interns are the teachers of record and do not work alongside a mentor teacher daily.
  • As a resident, you can earn a dual credential (General Education and Special Education) in your residency year.


What are the requirements to apply?

A bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited college.

Are classes online only?

Participants are required to complete their classwork online and attend a few in-person meetings at the Teachers College of San Joaquin throughout the year.