North Coast School of Education

California Classified School Employees Teacher Credentialing Grant
Round 2 Application

Applications Due November 12th at 5:00 pm!

Sonoma County Office of Education has been 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!

Commission on Teacher Credentialing grant funding is available to provide financial assistance for up to five years to current classified staff to become 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. This program would pay more than half of the tuition and include fees for the North Coast School of Educationís "Be A Teacher" Intern Program. The grant may also be used to provide tuition support for applicants who currently hold an AA Degree and are interested in earning their Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential.

Eligibility: Must be a classified employee at time of application with an AA or 2 full years of college.

Classified Staff: Any classified employee in a school, district or county office is eligible to apply for the program.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sherry Navarro at or Karen Ricketts at

How can you apply

If you previously applied in 2016 for the first round of this grant, your application is still active. Please email your interest in being considered for Round 2 to Yesenia Rivas-Suarez at

Complete this short application at by November 12th at 5:00 pm.

Email two letters of recommendation (one must be from a supervisor) to Yesenia Rivas-Suarez at by November 12th at 5:00 pm.

Funding Announcements:

Funding announcements and selections will be made by December 22, 2017.

Thank you for interest!

Karen Ricketts
Executive Director
North Coast School of Education
Sonoma County Office of Education
5340 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 524-2814 phone
(707) 524-2815 fax