Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program

  • ACT Program Elementary Education

    ACT Now to Make a Difference

  • ACT Program Elementary Education

    Pursue Your Teaching Credential

  • Secondary Education - Take the Steps to Your Next Career

    Take the Steps to Your Next Career

  • ACT Program Secondary Education

    Accelerate Your Goal to Become a Teacher

  • ACT Program Secondary Education

    Begin a Rewarding Career

  • ACT Program Elementary Education

    Help Fill the Teacher Shortage


Offered collaboratively by California State University Northridge (CSUN) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)


Application Deadline:  July 1, 2022

ACT-R courses begin August 29, 2022

The Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Residency (ACT-R) Program, offered collaboratively by the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), is recruiting a diverse cohort of teacher candidates in special education, secondary mathematics education and secondary science education.  Selected candidates will obtain a credential in 2 semesters through full-time study, completing coursework in the late afternoon and evening and residency assignments with experienced mentor teachers in high-need LAUSD schools. Candidates in ACT-R are eligible for a stipend of up to $15,000 through a grant funded by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Program completers must commit to teaching in LAUSD for a minimum of four years.  

 Program Highlights

  • Stipend of up to $15,000
  • Progression through the program as a cohort
  • Year-long apprenticeship with selected mentor teachers
  • Personalized advisement and mentoring
  • Enrollment in courses guaranteed
  • Courses taught collaboratively by university and school faculty
  • Priority in hiring into LAUSD