ICEF Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

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 our 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 through Alder Graduate School of Education.
  • Apprentice four days a week with an expert teacher in your residency 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.

ICEF & Alder Cohort Program Details:
For the 2024-2025 Residency Cohort, ICEF Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants in the following areas:
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject Math
  • Single Subject Science
  • Single Subject ELA
  • Special Education (mild to moderate), RSP
Program Costs (based on 2023-24 cohort, TBD for 2024-25 cohort Residents):


$21,930 (estimated, will be finalized in December of 2023)

Books, tests, etc.

Approximately $2,000

Financial Support (based on 2023-24 cohort, TBD for 2024-25 cohort Residents):

ICEF Provided Living stipend 


Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses)

Up to $40,000

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


September 1, 2023


Friday, October 13, 2023


Friday, November 3, 2023


Friday, February 2, 2024


Friday, March 22, 2024

Link to Apply
Link to apply to complete the initial online application ( Applications are now available.
Recruitment and other information

For more information about the admissions process including upcoming webinars and supports please visit here or reach out to Alder Los Angeles Recruitment and Admissions Specialist Natalie Cooke at [email protected]​.  Reserve a spot to talk to Natalie here.


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