PUC Alumni Teach Project

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PUC Schools was founded on the belief that superior schools build superior communities. PUC commitment #3 states that students will commit to uplift our communities now and forever. The ultimate vision for our organization is that it will one day be run by the students and families whom we serve. One way we will accomplish this goal is to have our alumni and community members come back to teach in our schools. With this focus in mind, PUC has developed the Alumni Teach Project (ATP), a culturally responsive Urban Teacher Residency Program that is designed to cultivate and foster leadership skills in new PUC alumni and PUC community educators in order to increase equitable access to highly effective teachers and improve outcomes for all current PUC students. At the center of this vision is the desire to build a deep educational and cultural knowledge base in our teacher residents so they can advocate for social justice effectively and stimulate community transformation.

Program Elements

  • Participate in year-long residency immersed in the PUC culture
    • Work on a school staff as a salaried employee with benefits
    • Co-teach with an experienced mentor teacher for entire school year
    • Attend weekly seminars with cohort to help bridge theory and practice
  • Earn teaching credential and an optional Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University (1-2 years)
  • Secure financial support through scholarships and tuition reimbursement
  • Receive hiring priority at PUC Schools
  • Fulfill commitment to teaching for 4+ years in a PUC classroom

Meet Our Current Cohort

The 7th cohort of ATP residents began their summer training in July with a 3-day Jump Start Institute.  They are a talented group of passionate educators who are dedicated to uplifting their communities.  Click here to learn more about them and their experiences this summer.

Who should apply to PUC’s  Alumni Teach Project?

  • Any PUC graduate, staff member, community member or volunteer who is eager to become a teacher at PUC
  • Anyone interested in giving our students a better education
  • Individuals interested in a rigorous and supportive teacher preparation program
  • Professionals, college seniors and recent graduates who want to begin a career in education


Resident Teacher Job Description

Click here to view the Alumni Teach Project Resident Teacher Job Description

Application Checklist & Info

Click here to view the Alumni Teach Project Application Checklist


Click here to apply for the Alumni Teacher Resident position!

Year 1: Residency Year

Residents have the opportunity to work in three learning environments, including:

  • The opportunity to work alongside a PUC Mentor Teacher, four days per week, preparing to gradually take over the classroom teaching
  • A weekly all-day seminar with their resident cohort, discussing the coursework theories and classroom practices at PUC
  • Education courses through Loyola Marymount University during the summers and school year
  • At the successful completion of Year 1, Residents will obtain their intern credential and become a teacher on record in their own classroom


Year 2: Teacher on Record and Preliminary Credential

  • Residents work in their own classrooms at PUC
  • Residents receive one-on-one support from an Instructional Coach
  • Residents complete final coursework requirements for preliminary credential and/or Master’s degree


Years 3 & 4: Induction

  • Residents continue teaching in their own classrooms
  • Residents complete 2 year PUC Induction Program to clear their teaching credential, will be paired up with a support provider for each year in the program


Year 5: Teacher Leadership

  • Residents continue teaching in their own classrooms
  • Residents may pursue other career avenues within PUC Schools (i.e. Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Administrator)

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