North Coast School of Education

California Classified School Employees Teacher Credentialing Grant
New Slots Available!

Applications Due Monday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm!

Sonoma County Office of Education was awarded the California Classified School Employees to Teacher Credentialing Program Grant for Round 2 on behalf of interested districts within the regional consortium and North Coast School of Education Satellite Networks. Due to new available slots, the Sonoma County Office of Education is announcing the re-opening of the California Classified School Employees to Teacher Credentialing Program Grant application.

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing grant funding is available to provide financial assistance for up to five years to current classified staff to become multiple subject, single subject, or special education credentialed teachers. Funds pay for college tuition/intern credential tuition, books, and fees (approximately $2,800/year) and to provide guidance/support and credential program preparation.

This program could be particularly helpful for districts and counties with current classified staff who already hold a Bachelorís Degree and want to become a credentialed teacher. The grant may also be used to provide tuition support for applicants who currently hold an AA Degree or have earned 60 units of college coursework and are interested in earning their Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential. The grant can support classified employees completing their degree at an accredited university and teaching credential at a CTC approved teacher credentialing program.

Eligibility
Any classified employee in a school, district or county office who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply for the grant:

  • Must hold a classified position at time of application
  • Holds an AA degree or has completed 60 units of college coursework

If you have questions about your eligibility or need additional information, please contact Registrar/Advisor, Yesenia Rivas-Suarez at yrivassuarez@scoe.org.

How To Apply

If you previously applied for this grant but were not awarded funds, your application is still on file. Please email your interest in being re-considered to Yesenia Rivas-Suarez at yrivassuarez@scoe.org.

Step 1:
Complete this short application by Monday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm.

Step 2:
Email two letters of recommendation to Yesenia Rivas-Suarez at yrivassuarez@scoe.org by Monday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm.

*One letter must be from a supervisor. Both letters should speak to the applicantís disposition, anticipated success, career goals and independent work ethic.

Funding Announcements:

Funding announcements and selections will be made by May 9, 2018.

Thank you for interest!

Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
Registrar/Advisor
Sonoma County Office of Education
North Coast School of Education