Madera Teacher Residency Program

What is the Madera Teacher Residency Program?

The Madera Teacher Residency is a collaborative effort between Fresno State and Madera Unified School District. This program provides new multiple-subject credential candidates with a teacher preparation program that will give them hands-on experiences in a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) classroom setting. From day one, Teacher Residents are paired with a Master Teacher in a DLI classroom in order to complete their student teaching hours. Additionally, Fresno State faculty will come to you!

The Multiple Subject Credential coursework will take place on-site, at a Madera DLI program school.

How to Apply

JANUARY 30, 2024 – MARCH 31, 2024

  1. Complete the Madera Teacher Residency Program Interest Survey:
  2. Go to
    CSU application window Jan 30 – March 31, 2024.
  3. Enter
    and apply to the University MS prelim BAP Spanish Program
  4. Upload all application requirements by March 31, 2024
    to the Fresno State Kremen School of Education online portal.


Gladys M. Villanueva,

Karen Mendoza,



$35,000 Stipend
Study Abroad in Mexico*

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Meet all application requirements for Fresno State’s Multiple Subject Program
  • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement through coursework or exams (CBEST)
  • Meet the Subject Matter Competency Requirements through exams (CSETs) or having earned a Liberal Studies degree
  • Complete an interview and personal narrative
  • Attain a Bilingual Authorization via coursework or take and pass the CSET LOTE subtests III, IV, & V (Spanish)
  • Have a strong desire to become a Dual Language Immersion teacher
  • Full day Monday-Thursday

  • Beginning Summer 2024

  • 12 month program

  • Seminars and evening coursework

  • Teach in a DLI setting for a minimum of 4 years upon successful completion of the program

*In accordance with current COVID guidelines
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