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Career Partnership with Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency


City Year is proud to partner with Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency (LAUTR) so our alumni can continue to make a difference in classrooms and in the lives of students. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected as a LAUTR resident.



LAUTR is an intensive credential and master’s degree program founded on principles of social justice. The Cal State University Los Angeles based program provides aspiring urban teachers with rigorous, practical coursework, and training that includes co-teaching with a mentor teacher for an entire school year in a high-need school in Los Angeles. Resident Teachers complete credential requirements in three semesters and master's degree requirements in three additional semesters, as well as commit to four years of teaching upon program completion. LAUTR partners with LAUSD and Pasadena USD for priority in hiring its graduates. The next cohort will begin in January 2020.


The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as an LAUTR resident and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected a resident through LAUTR.


You will earn one of two teaching credentials:

  1. Education Specialist Credential (K-12) with Option: STEM Specialization
  2.  Single-Subject Credential in Math or Science for secondary level 



Program Features:


Program features:

·        $15,000 stipend with additional $10,000 scholarship on needs basis

·        Assignment of substitute teaching one day a week during residency year to gain additional experience and income

·        A year-long apprenticeship co-teaching with a mentor teacher

·        Priority in hiring into LAUSD and Pasadena USD

·        Social justice and equity orientation

·        Inquiry-based and culturally relevant pedagogy

·        Master’s in Integrated STEM Education in three semesters

·        Core group of professors committed to the residents' success

·        Highly supported cohort communities

·        STEM major NOT necessary 

To Apply

  •  Interested City Year/AmeriCorps Members should attend an online information session to begin the application process. We are accepting applications for the next Cohort until August 31, 2019.

  • Note to CURRENTLY SERVING AMERICORPS MEMBERS about Start Date/City Year Graduation Conflicts:  Please compare the start date to your City Year graduation date. AmeriCorps members should avoid applying to location(s) with a conflict, since being accepted into a program that starts before your City Year graduation could have implications such as losing benefits available to you as a City Year/AmeriCorps alum.

  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact Yvonne Ribas, LAUTR Recruitment & Placement Director, at to identify your City Year affiliation after submission of your application.

  • City Year corps members who meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines will be invited to an LAUTR Selection Day

To Contact the Admissions Office

Call (213) 351-2000 or email

    Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency (LAUTR). Corps members and alumni interested in the residency program must complete the full application process.