We are more than a teacher preparation program for elementary and Special Education teachers. We are a community of educators with a fierce passion and commitment to equity. 

Join the Seattle Teacher Residency program and gain the tools needed to become an exceptional teacher in Seattle Public Schools. Earn a generous stipend, a Masters in Teaching degree from the University of Washington, and the opportunity to impact the lives of students in Seattle Public Schools who are furthest from educational justice.


Application Process for Candidates

  1. 1.Let us know you’re interested in the Seattle Teacher Residency program. Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on application dates and requirements. 
  2. 2. Review the eligibility and application requirements.  
  3. 3. Attend an information session. Info sessions are held twice a month online and in-person by request of organization or candidate.
  4. 4. Meet with a recruiter. To help you stay on track with your application requirements, you can schedule an appointment, in-person, over the phone or remotely. We’re here to help answer any questions you might have about the program.
The STR program has two application cycles, with deadlines in October and January. Both application cycles are for a June start. As of January 20, 2023, our application cycle is closed for Cohort 11. We will be looking for new candidates for Cohort 12 starting in March 2023! Learn More

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