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Innovative. Supportive. Interactive.

The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI) is dedicated to providing comprehensive preparation for the next generation of teachers and leaders in a fast-changing world of education.


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Info sessions

November 19, 6:30pm SF Day School, San Francisco

December 11, 6:30pm St. Paul’s Episcopal School 262 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Check out our latest Annual Report!

Class visits

Please contact Raleigh Zwerin (raleigh@ba-tti.org) if you would like to visit a BATTI evening class session.


Our Programs

In 2002, we set out to change teacher and leader training. We joined forces with University of the Pacific Benerd College in 2011 to add a Master’s Degree to our teaching credential program.

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Master of Arts in Education
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

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In our residency program, students work full-time at independent, charter, and public schools while taking evening and weekend courses to attain their teaching credential and Master’s degree. Close supervision from thoughtful, experienced mentors creates an atmosphere of reflection, collegiality, and support.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
Administrative Services Credential

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We apply the BATTI philosophy to train aspiring school heads, principals, mid-level administrators, and teacher leaders to elevate their impact within education with purpose and mindfulness. Students continue to work at their educational institutions while completing coursework and fieldwork tailored to their individual interests and the needs of their school.

BATTI has really strived to develop a program where the participants come to understand themselves as successful teacher and leaders.
— Terri Edeli, Board of Directors
A moderated discussion led by KQED's Katrina Schwartz, with Nisa Frank, BATTI Board member and Lower School Head of Hamlin School; Anna Scaiano, trauma-informed coach at Unconditional Education Center; and Claudia Rios Manzo, teacher at Verde Elementary School (West Contra Costa USD).