Infant-Toddler Education & PS-5th Grade

Resident Teacher

All Resident Teacher Program positions have been filled for the 2023-2024 school year. Please reach out to if interested in applying for the 2024-2025 school year.


Our Resident Teacher Program offers rolling admission beginning in mid-January and typically concluding in April.

UCDS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational hub—a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers alike, located in Seattle’s University District. The UCDS Resident Teacher Program provides an excellent opportunity for new teachers to work and learn alongside experienced teachers in an Infant-Toddler classroom. Mentorship, reflective practice, and targeted professional development workshops enable Resident Teachers to develop an in-depth understanding of student learning, responsive teaching, and curriculum design. 

Resident Teachers join the faculty in mid-August and are employed throughout the school year, ending in mid-June. From the very first day, Resident Teachers take on the responsibilities of a full faculty member. Residents are fully immersed in classroom teaching; contribute to planning, preparing, discussing, and implementing curriculum with their grade-level teaching teams; serve on faculty committees, and participate in school-wide activities. 

Resident Teachers Can Expect

  • Mentoring from experienced teachers in multi-age classrooms
  • Practice with classroom teaching 
    • Both collaborative and independent
  • Collaborative curriculum design in partnership with a grade-level teaching team
    • Formal and informal collaborative planning meetings take place during and after school hours throughout the week 
  • Recess and Lunch duties (provide Residents with practice facilitating Social Emotional Learning) 
  • To support school-wide equity initiatives 
  • Regular professional development workshops

During their 10 months, Resident Teachers can apply to continue with the program for a second year, allowing them the opportunity to further develop their teaching skills and a chance to work with a new grade level. 

We strongly encourage members of marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, as well as members of other underrepresented groups, to apply for the Resident Program and become a part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment. 


The UCDS Resident Teacher Program is an outstanding experience for new teachers at the beginning of their careers or professionals looking to switch fields to education. 

Resident Teachers at UCDS: 

  • Have a minimum degree of BA or BS
  • Are passionate about education 
  • Are collaborative/team players
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic
  • Are flexible and engaged
  • Have a love of learning

Start Date

August 14, 2023 (position continues through mid-June 2024)

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a full-time position that includes a competitive $4,400/monthly salary
  • Includes full benefits package for the school year (September-June).

How to Apply

To be considered for the 2023-2024 Resident Teacher Cohort, click the “apply now” button to submit a resume and a cover letter.

Learn more about the Resident Teacher Program here.

Interested in earning a Master of Education degree? The UCDS Graduate School of Education offers multiple pathways to earn a degree. You can earn an M.Ed. while working as a Resident Teacher at UCDS! Coursework takes place two evenings a week, and Resident teaching experience applies to practicum requirements. Resident Teachers qualify for the Resident Teacher tuition rate of $12,508 and can also apply for our need-based financial assistance. Check out the UCDS Graduate School of Education, Master of Education program, and admission requirements today!


Non-Discrimination Policy
University Child Development School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and to seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. The School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.