The Claremont Fellows program is an 18-month teaching residency and master’s program offered in partnership with Alliance College Ready Public Schools.

The key aim of the Claremont Fellows program is to empower diverse Fellows with the critical social justice and evidence-based competencies and experiences they need to:

  • Recognize and maximize their own insights and expertise
  • Improve students’ agency and achievement
  • Enact critical social justice and cultivate a fertile ecology for all students’ productive activity and learning
  • Be resilient as new teachers and within long careers in education

Modeled after medical residencies, teacher residencies best prepare effective teachers for marginalized populations. Recognizing that residencies are often prohibitively expensive for teacher candidates, the Claremont Fellows program offers a living stipend, scholarship/tuition support, and a guaranteed job at an Alliance charter school after graduation.

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Funding & Benefits

In exchange for a commitment to teach for three years in an Alliance school after completing the residency, Claremont Fellows receive:

  • Year-long residency opportunity with an effective teacher in an Alliance school
  • $45,000 living stipend during the residency
  • $21,000 scholarship/tuition support
  • Guaranteed job at an Alliance Charter school after graduating from the program
  • High-quality, evidence-based, critical social justice induction program for two years after the residency leading to a California “clear” or permanent credential
  • Simultaneous, integrated master’s and credential coursework
  • Cohort model to support professional and personal community
  • Dynamic academic and clinical support from diverse critical social justice educators

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Programs Available

Claremont Fellows pursue an MA in Education and a single-subject or special education California Preliminary Teaching Credential:


Timeline For 2021-2022 Cohort
Priority application deadline November 1, 2020
Final deadline Rolling admissions thru April 1, 2021
Summer Start May 2021
MA & Credential coursework May 2021 – July 2022
Induction 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years


Timeline For 2022-2023 Cohort
Priority application deadline November 1, 2021
Final deadline Rolling admissions thru April 1, 2022
Spring Start January 2022
Summer Start May 2022
MA & Credential coursework Jan/May 2022 – July 2023
Induction 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years




For More Information

Reach out if you would like more information or have any questions about the Claremont Fellows program.

Rebecca Hatkoff

Heidi Kellam


How to Apply

If you are ready to apply:

  1. Complete and submit this informal preliminary application of interest.
      • Why would you like to work in an Alliance school?


  2. Begin your CGU application.
  3. Study for and pass the CBEST
  4. Study for and register to take the CSET
  5. Secure 3 letters of recommendation from former professors or supervisors; at least one should speak to your experience working with youth.


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Admissions Representatives
  • Aliana Guzman

    Assistant Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-0769 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)



    School of Educational Studies

  • Heidi Kellam

    Assistant Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-8982 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)



    School of Educational Studies