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Elevate Teacher Residency Program

Learn how to be a great teacher through hands-on teaching experience, exceptional mentorship and professional development.

The Elevate Teacher Residency is a one-year teacher training program offering an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. Residents gain hands-on teaching experience, learn alongside a highly effective mentor teacher, and join a supportive learning community of passionate aspiring educators. The residency is a partnership between Elevate Teaching, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and select partner schools (Caliber Public Schools, Education for Change, and Invictus Academy) committed to educational equity.

Program Overview

We recruit, train and support diverse, passionate educators

We recruit and train aspiring educators to become high performing PK, elementary, middle and high school teachers serving traditionally underserved communities.

Residents spend a year learning and co-teaching alongside an experienced mentor teacher while earning their teaching credential.

Why Join the Elevate Teacher Residency?

In this program, you will:

Receive financial support

Get paid a full-time salary and benefits while you earn your teaching credential. Receive a deep tuition discount and access to grants to help cover the cost of tuition.

Build real-world skills

Build the real-world skills you need to be an effective teacher on day one.

Learn from exceptional educators

Learn to teach alongside a highly effective mentor committed to educational equity.

Earn your teaching credential and optional Masters Degree

Residents also have the option to pursue a Masters Degree upon completion of their preliminary teaching credential.

An inside track

Get priority hiring at one of our partner schools.


Now accepting applications for our first Residency cohort starting in June 2024!

High quality teachers can have a transformative impact on student success. Elevate your career and make a difference for kids.

Have Questions? Email us at info@elevateteaching.org to learn more.

We partner with schools and universities to create new pathways into teaching that attract and prepare diverse, classroom-ready teachers equipped with the skills and mindsets to ensure all students reach their full potential.
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