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Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency

City Year is proud to partner with Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency, so our alums can continue to make a difference in classrooms and the lives of students.

Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency

Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency provides program participants with highly supported cohort communities, a social justice and equity orientation and mentorship from a core group of professors committed to your success. Throughout the program, Resident Teachers earn one of two teaching credentials: education specialist credential (K-12) with an optional STEM specialization or a single-subject credential in math or science for secondary level.

Resident Teachers complete credential requirements in three semesters and master’s degree requirements in an additional three semesters, as well as commit to four years of teaching upon program completion. Resident Teachers also receive the following benefits:

  • $15,000 stipend, with an additional $10,000 scholarship on a need’s basis
  • yearlong apprenticeship co-teaching with a mentor teacher
  • master’s degree in integrated STEM education
  • substitute teaching assignment one day a week to gain additional experience and income
  • networking and support for employment with the residency’s district partners

Why City Year loves Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency

Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency is an 18- to 24-month intensive credential and master’s degree program founded on principles of social justice. It recruits highly talented people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to becoming transformative teachers. With the co-leadership of Cal State University Los Angeles and the Center for Collaborative Education, the residency provides aspiring teachers with rigorous, practical coursework and training, which includes co-teaching with a mentor teacher for an entire school year in systemically under-resourced schools in Los Angeles. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency, and serving with City Year strengthens an applicant’s chances of being selected as a Resident Teacher.

To apply

Learn more about the application process and apply online. A STEM major is not a necessary requirement for applying to the program.

All interested applicants must complete an information session before submitting an application. Attend this 17-minute online information session and take a short quiz to become an eligible applicant.

City Year applicants who meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines will be invited to a Selection Day.

Please compare the start date to your City Year graduation date. AmeriCorps members are encouraged to apply to location(s) that start after your City Year graduation, so you don’t lose the benefits available to you as a City Year alum due to overlap.

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their résumés as part of the application materials.

Please also contact Yvonne Ribas, recruitment and placement director, at to identify your City Year affiliation after submitting your application.

For more information

Please contact Ana Zambrano, recruitment advisor specialist, at or (323) 343-4320 with any questions.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in the residency program must complete the full application process.

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