Teacher Residency

Los Angeles, CA
Teacher Residency – Teacher Residency
Full-Time 2019-2020 School Year
KIPP LA Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in Los Angeles. KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

KIPP LA currently operates 17 schools and serves approximately 8,000 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.

In the 2019-2020 school year, we will welcome the inaugural cohort of the KIPP LA Teacher Residency in partnership with the University of the Pacific and Alder Graduate School of Education. The mission of the residency is to provide a supportive teacher training program with an emphasis on social justice and equity so that Residents will become highly effective urban educators.

About the Residency

    • A one-year program that integrates exceptional academic preparation and practical teaching experience
    • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from University of the Pacific at a deeply discounted tuition rate
    • California Preliminary Teaching Credential in all subject areas
    • The opportunity to work in a KIPP classroom and learn from a highly-effective, trained Mentor Teacher four days/week for an entire school year
    • Priority hiring for a full-time teaching position at a KIPP school in Los Angeles after your first year of the program.

Financial Overview

    • Residents pay the deeply discounted University of the Pacific tuition for their first year (roughly $18,000)
    • Residents receive a living stipend
    • Financial aid is available through the University of the Pacific’s Financial Aid Office in order to help cover other costs.
    • Loans acquired during undergraduate education can be deferred because Residents are enrolled in a Master’s program.
    • Transportation and lodging costs for in-person sessions covered (about $1,500)

The Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree completed by the end of June 2019
    • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units preferred. If below a 3.0, you may submit an explanation.
    • Eligible to work in the United States
KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP LA strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippla.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.