About the Kern urban teacher residency
The Kern Urban Teacher Residency (KUTR) is a transformational program that creates a sustainable teacher preparation residency pathway in partnership between the Bakersfield City School District and CSU Bakersfield. KUTR prepares cohorts of Multiple Subject Credential Candidates in an intensive, academic year long clinical experience in Bakersfield City K-8 classrooms with an emphasis on preparing candidates who are trained to integrate STEM education into K-8 curriculum using the CCSS-Math and NGSS.
Residents participating in KUTR will receive a $6,000 scholarship for credential program coursework, as well as an $750 monthly living stipend. Residents are also provided the opportunity to earn extra income through substitute teaching for their Mentor Teacher.
Clinical Practice & FRIday coursework
Resident Teachers in Kern Urban Teacher Residency participate in clinical practice Monday-Thursday in a BCSD classroom alongside a passionate, effective Mentor Teacher. All coursework is completed on Fridays, leaving evenings free and open. Coursework will be held off campus at Bakersfield City School's Cato Middle School Professional Development Center.
co-teaching in lab school
Each semester, coursework includes a lab school that consists of approximately 80 BCSD students who are bused to CSUB campus so that our Resident Teachers are able to practice their learned skills in an authentic setting with faculty support.
Residents participating in KUTR will receive monthly professional development co-taught by the CSU Bakersfield Coordinator and the BCSD Coordinator. Residents in the program also receive up to $3,000 in conference and travel in order to afford our cohort members the opportunity to partake in the latest professional development and training.