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 and Single Subject, Math or Science Candidates, in an intensive, academic year long clinical experience in Bakersfield City TK-8 classrooms with an emphasis on preparing candidates who are trained to integrate STEM education into TK-8 curriculum using the CCSS-Math and NGSS.
Residents participating in KUTR will receive an $18,000-$23,000 stipend. Residents are also provided the opportunity to earn extra income through substitute teaching for their Mentor Teacher.
Residents participating in KUTR will receive monthly professional development that is co-taught by the CSU Bakersfield and BCSD staff. Residents in the program also receive conference and travel opportunities to participate in the latest professional development opportunities and training.
CLINICAL PRACTICE & COURSEWORK
Resident Teachers in the Kern Urban Teacher Residency participate in clinical practice 4 days per week, alongside a passionate, effective Mentor Teacher. All coursework is completed on Fridays, leaving evenings free and open. Coursework is held off campus at a Bakersfield City school site.
Valerie Saylor, Coordinator of New Teacher Development
Emily Kremers, KUTR Program Specialist
Holly Gonzales, CSUB Instructor & Coordinator