Benefits of SFUTR

SFUTR Benefits



What is a Residency?

We believe that Transformative Teachers:  Lead for Equity & Social Justice, Place Students at the Center of the Learning, Communicate Effectively in Support of Adult & Student Learning, and Take Responsibility for Change.

Residencies are a unique teacher preparation pathway that provide experiential training to residents by placing them in classrooms with skilled mentor teachers for 1 year via a gradual release model in combination with a resident cohort experience and university aligned coursework to provide a comprehensive model of teaching training.


The San Francisco Teacher Residency aims to improve academic achievement and social-emotional development for students in the San Francisco Unified School District by recruiting, preparing, and supporting highly effective and equity-centered teachers

                                              Benefits of being a SFUTR Resident

Financial Support:

Academic Experience:

  • Tuition remission/Loan forgiveness
  • $30,000 cost of living stipend
  • CSET reimbursement
  • CalFresh
  • Credential coursework through Stanford University, and SF State 
  • Access to a wealth of resources & networks with all partner organizations
  • Practicum: weekly class contextualizing university coursework/placement experience 

Residency Experience 


  • Mentor/Cooperating Teacher 
  • Cohort Community
  • Personalized Support
  • Program Leaders
  • Affinity Spaces
  • Early contract for SFUSD employment
  • Job search support
  • Continued Coaching/ connection/community
  • Career Advancement Opportunities

How do I begin the process of becoming a Resident in SFUTR?

Complete the interest form ; email Esther Jaramillo-Woo ( 

This page was last updated on October 27, 2023