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San Francisco Teacher Residency with Credential

University of San Francisco

12 months
625 USD/credit 18750 USD/year
625 USD/credit 18750 USD/year
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The San Francisco Teacher Residency with Credential program at University of San Francisco prepares and supports new teachers to improve academic achievement and social emotional development for students in San Francisco. 

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The San Francisco Teacher Residency with Credential degree at University of San Francisco has three primary goals:

  • Positively impact student academic achievement and social-emotional development
  • Prepare a diverse group of novice teachers to be effective in high-needs SFUSD schools
  • Support program graduates and mentor teachers to be effective and retained in high-needs SFUSD schools and content areas

Career Prospects

Since 2010, SFTR has prepared nearly 150 aspiring teachers to work in high-needs schools within the San Francisco Unified School District. A remarkable 89% of SFTR grads are still teaching in SFUSD!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education of Exceptional Children
  • Teaching, Learning & Technology
  • Teaching for Diversity & Social Justice
  • Visual & Performing Arts 
  • Learning & Teaching
  • Early Literacy 
  • Methods & Materials in Lang of Emphasis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned their Bachelor's and/or Masters' degrees from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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