ICEF Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

With the ultimate goal of both preparing our scholars to graduate from the top 100 universities, and affecting change in the communities they live, we believe that we must recruit and develop effective teachers who are invested in the work we do, and the communities we serve. With this in mind, one step we have taken is a partnership with the Alder Graduate School of Education. We will soon be enrolling candidates for the 2020-2021 school year.
 Program Specific Details:

This innovative teacher residency program combines immersive hands-on practice in the classroom with educational theory and research in both in-person seminars and online courses. It takes place in partnership with K–12 schools in historically underserved communities, and 97% of Alder graduates obtain full-time teaching positions after completing the program. 

In this residency year you will:

  • Earn your Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential* in one year.
  • Apprentice four days a week with an expert teacher in an ICEF School
  • Learn within a cohort of peers with whom you will work (and laugh) all year, paving the way to becoming lifelong friends and colleagues.
  • Build a relationship with an expert instructional leader in K–12 education, who will advise and support you through one-on-one observation and dialogue.
  • Engage in critical conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion with your mentor, instructors, and peers.
  • Receive priority consideration for a full-time position upon completing the program.
  • Do all of this at a cost that is affordable and includes financial support.

*Once Alder GSE has been granted both Initial Institutional Approval and Initial Program Approval by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

ICEF & Alder Cohort Program Details:

For the 2020-2021 Residency Cohort, ICEF Schools is looking for qualified applicants in the following areas:

  • Multiple Subject all grades
  • Single Subject Math
  • Single Subject Science
  • Special Education all grades
Program Costs:


$18,500 (estimated out-of-pocket cost net of Alder Teacher Grant, will be finalized in December of 2019)

Books, tests, etc.

Approximately $2,000


For the class of 2020-21, Alder is working to ensure residents have a way to access health care coverage, whether provided by Alder or the state of CA.

Financial Support:

ICEF Provided Living stipend 


Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses)

Up to $44,000

Support for transportation, room, and board to in-person sessions 

Approximately $1,500

Test registration fee support


Credential test preparation support

$250 on average

Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position


Key Dates


  • Early September 2019 


  • October 14th


  • Week of October 21st (tentative)


  • ​November 1st - 9th  (tentative)


  • ​November 24th (tentative)
Link to Apply
Link to apply to complete the initial online application ( or direct SF link coming shortly).
Recruitment and other information

For more information please reach out to the Director of the Alder WIDE cohort, Scott Weatherford at, or Alder Los Angeles Recruitment and Admissions Specialist Martin Chavez at 

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