Nothing makes a bigger impact
on a child’s schooling than their teacher.

How would our world be different
if every student had an excellent one?

At Alder Graduate School of Education,
we’re working to make that happen.

Our model creates success
for each part of the school communities we serve:
children, families, teachers, and school leaders.

The Alder Model

a win for the whole school community


mastery-based training
via a residency model


exceptional teachers
teaching teams that reflect the demographics of the school


career opportunities
professional development


reduced turnover
a pipeline of exceptional teachers trained on-site


teaching teams who stay for the long haul
strong family-school connections

The Alder model results in educated citizens who are ready to take a stand for a better world.

TK-12 Partner Campus Regions

Our partners are located throughout California.
Click on each of the regions to explore more.

Partner TK-12 Campus Locations

Central Valley/Central Coast

Modesto, CA
Sacramento, CA
Stockton, CA
Bakersfield, CA
Lindsay, CA
Greenfield, CA
King City, CA
Salinas, CA
Monterey, CA
Sacramento, CA

Greater Los Angeles

Huntington Park, CA
Los Angeles, CA
South Gate, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Hawthorne, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Lawndale, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Altadena, CA
Pasadena, CA
Sierra Madre, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Torrance, CA
Alhambra Unified
Los Angeles, CA

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Helendale, CA
Hemet, CA
Palm Springs, CA
San Jacinto, CA
Dagget, CA
Victorville, CA

Northern California/Bay Area

Alameda, CA
Berkeley, CA
Emeryville, CA
Hayward, CA
Piedmont, CA
East Palo Alto, CA
Oakland, CA
Richmond, CA
Richmond, CA
Vallejo, CA
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
Redwood City, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
San Lorenzo, CA
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
Pittsburg, CA
San Lorenzo, CA
Daly City, CA
Pacifica, CA
Redwood City, CA
San Mateo, CA
San Rafael, CA