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Career Partnership with Seattle Teacher Residency
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City Year is proud to partner with the Seattle 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 being selected for the Seattle Teacher Residency.







The Seattle Teacher Residency’s mission is to accelerate student achievement through the preparation, support, and retention of a group of exceptional teachers in Seattle Public Schools whose diversity reflects the demographics of their students. The Seattle Teacher Residency follows the model of urban teacher residency programs in cities such as Boston, Chicago, and Denver. Residency programs successfully apply the medical residency model to teacher preparation.  By blending classroom apprenticeship with aligned graduate-level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership, residencies aim to accelerate student achievement through the training, support and retention of excellent teachers.

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

Benefits offered by Seattle Teacher Residency 

During the
yearlong residency:

· Receive a living stipend

· Earn a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington

· Earn a Washington State initial teaching certification with dual certification in Elementary Education and choice of Special Education or English Language Learner

· Co-teach with collaborating teachers and experienced teacher educators

· Teaching placement in Seattle Public Schools upon successful completion of the program

A five-year teaching
commitment to the Seattle
Public Schools
earns graduates:

· Tuition reimbursement opportunities

· Membership in a growing alumni network

· Opportunities for leadership in schools and in STR


To Apply

  • Click here to find out more information about the program and apply online.
  • Early Application Deadline for 2020-21 academic year: October 18, 2019
  • Final Application Deadline for 2020-21 academic year: January 24, 2020
  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume and indicate their affiliation with City Year under the appropriate section of the online application. 


To Contact Seattle Teacher Residency


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