Cultivating Effective Teachers from Inside the Classroom
The Kern Rural Teacher Residency Program addresses the need for qualified educators with low attrition rates in high-need rural schools of minority and English learner populations through a partnership between the School of Social Sciences & Education at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and three Central Valley California districts, Buttonwillow Union School District (BUSD), Lamont Elementary School District (LESD), and Semitropic Elementary School District (SESD).
Within the 18-months
Residents will begin Stage 1 of the credential program during the summer. They will work with students at camp BLAST, a STEM focused summer program for grades 4-8, while attending their courses. Within 5 terms Residents will earn their multiple subject credential and master’s degree. Residents co-teach Monday-Thursday for the duration of the program. The residency’s exceptional design is based on a strong theoretical foundation in the areas of distributed cognition (cohort models), intensive and extended clinical experience (co-teaching), and cultural synchronicity. Residents will gain content knowledge, pedagogy, and experience inquiry based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) preparation upon completion of the program.
Residency Program Plan for MS credential *
Foundational Courses: to be done prior to start of residency
EDTE 3308 Sociocultural Foundations of Education (online) (3))
EDTE 4100 Teaching English Learners & Special Populations (3+1)
EDTE 4200 Technology for Educators (3)
EDEL 5500 Science Methods & Assessment (3+1)
EDEL 5100 Literacy & the Arts for Diverse Learners (3+1)
EDEL 5300 Classroom Management & Differentiated Instruction (3+1)
EDEL 5400 Literacy & Social Studies for Diverse Learners (3+1)
EDEL 5200 Math Methods & Assessment (3+1)
EDTE 4310 TPA 1 - Subject Specific Pedagogy (1)
EDTE 4320 TPA 2 - Designing Instruction (1)
EDTE 4300 Project Based Learning Using Engineering Design Process
EDTE 4330 TPA 3 - Assessing Learning (1)
EDTE 4340 TPA 4 - Culminating Teaching Experience (1)
EDEL 5800 Multiple Subject Supervised Fieldwork (8)
*program plan subject to change based on individual student needs
$28,000 program scholarship
Residents earn a $28,000 stipend to help offset the cost of living, allowing them to focus full-time on completing their training.
Credential and Master Degree in 18 months
Upon completion of the program Residents will have their preliminary credential, a master’s degree in education, and connections to local high-needs school.
Technology for the classroom
Resident will receive a tablet and additional tech resources that match school site technology.
Residents train and complete their coursework as part of a cohort- a peer group that provides ongoing support and collaborative learning throughout the Residency program and beyond
Hands-On Teaching Experience
Residents are exposed to the co-teaching model from the onset of the program linking theory to practice.
Teams of mentors support Residents: cohort members, faculty, and cooperating teachers serve as mentors for the residents throughout the duration of the program, induction, and after.
Rural education commitment
Residents are committed to teach in a rural high-needs school district for 3 years after completion of program.