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Career Partnership with San Francisco Teacher Residency


City Year is proud to partner with San Francisco Teacher Residency 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 the San Francisco Teacher Residency.

San Francisco Teacher Residency recruits and prepares teachers who are committed to improving equity and achievement for historically underserved students in San Francisco’s highest-needs schools in the subject areas of math, science, multiple subject and bilingual Spanish. SFTR residents will take coursework at either University of San Francisco or Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education to earn both a Master’s and teaching credential. Upon finishing the program members are guaranteed a contract to teach in San Francisco Unified School District with 2 years of coaching support from SFTR.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at San Francisco Teacher Residency and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as an SFTR Resident. Click Here to learn more about San Francisco Teacher Residency.


Benefits offered by the San Francisco Teacher Residency 


  • A transformative career teaching in the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • A Master's degree from the University of San Francisco or Stanford University at reduced cost. [50% tuition remission (at USF) or loan forgiveness program (at Stanford) in return for a minimum of three years of district service.]
  • An opportunity to make difference in the lives of students. 
  • A California Teaching Credential. 
  • Health care benefits.
  • A network of colleagues dedicated to student excellence.
  • Upon successful completion of all program requirements candidates are offered employment contracts to teach in one of San Francisco Unified's hard to staff schools or subjects.


What we provide

  • A yearlong classroom apprenticeship with a demonstration teacher in SFUSD.
  • Rigorous, aligned coursework linked to practice.
  • Focus on the San Francisco context.
  • A collaborative learning environment.

To Apply


  • Click here to access the San Francisco Teacher Residency’s admissions website, learn about deadlines and apply online.

  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and also check the City Year button in the online application under how you found out about the program.

    To Contact the Admissions Office

    Midhun M. Joseph, Direct Line: (415) 355-3903 or email



    Please note that all admissions decisions are made by San Francisco Teacher Residency. Corps members and alumni interested in the residency program must complete the full application process.