Eligible applicants for Teacher Residency Expansion Grants are Local Education Agencies (LEAs) currently working in partnership with Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) that are operating a teacher residency pathway within their Commission-approved teacher preparation program. A school district, county offices of education, charter schools, regional occupational center or programs operated by a joint powers authority, and a nonpublic, nonsectarian school, as defined in Education Code Section 56034, that are currently working in partnership with one or more IHEs operating a Commission-approved teacher residency pathway may apply for funding of up to a maximum of $20,000 per resident. LEAs that are not currently working in partnership with a Commission-approved teacher residency pathway program are not eligible to apply for a Teacher Residency Expansion Grant but are eligible to apply for an upcoming Teacher Residency Grant competition. Expansion Grant funding may be used to expand existing teacher residency pathways in special education, STEM, and/or or bilingual education in the applicant LEA(s).
Proposals must be received by the Commission by 5 p.m. PDT on November 15, 2018.