Welcome to the Educational Opportunities Board where you will learn about exciting opportunities for you in the field of education!

All opportunities below are provided solely for informational purposes and are in no way an endorsement by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or the State of California. Any program sponsors, county offices of education, and employing agencies that would like to have their event featured may reach out to careerguidance@ctc.ca.gov and provide ALL of the following information:

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Educational Opportunities

CTE TEACH Quarterly April Webinar

Summary:

We will be sharing the results of our CTE Teach educator recruitment and retention survey, in addition to covering other topics. This webinar is perfect for teachers, mentors and administrators, interested in topics related to Career Technical Education. The webinar will be facilitated by James Hattar, David Aman, and Melissa Dix.

Registration is required for each participant to attend and the Zoom link will be sent to you. Please register here as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the link in time. Late registrations may result in not being able to receive the link before the event starts. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Please do not forward the Zoom link to people who have not registered.

Dates: 4/17/2024 at 4:00pm

Contact: James Hattar, Teacher on Assignment/CTE TEACH
Email: James_Hattar@cry-rop.org
Phone: (909) 793-3115 ext. 318

Teach Us California Test Prep

Summary:

Teach Us was established in 2021 to help address teacher shortages across the nation by delivering accessible teacher preparation and development programs and a community of support to educators in every stage of their careers. Our goal is to strengthen teacher pipelines by removing the barriers to becoming an educator and increase retention through on-going support and development as well as partnerships with school districts, colleges, and educational organizations. Learn more about our student-centric competency-based approach and what sets Teach Us apart from traditional teacher preparation programs.

Our test prep offers:

  • Access to the content for a full year
  • Flashcards based on relevant exam terminology
  • Personalized reports
  • Pre and post diagnostic assessments
  • Exam overview modules
  • Micro-competency learning
  • Practice tests to gauge your exam readiness
  • Test taking strategies
  • SEL Modules
  • Knowledge check questions

Test preparation courses offered:

  • RICA (Subtest I, II, III)
  • CalTPA (Cycle I and Cycle II)
  • CSET Science
  • CSET Multiple Subject
  • CSET Mathematics
  • CBEST
  • CSET English
  • CSET Health Sciences
  • CSET Physical Education
  • CSET Social Sciences

If you have questions and/or would like more information about the test preparation, please visit our website!

Dates: Ongoing

Contact: Email: info@teachus.com 

Teacher and Leader Career Fair

Summary:

We are excited to invite you to “Save the Date” to our Teacher & Leader Career Fair 2024, hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education and the School of Education.

Passionate about teaching?

  • Connect with school districts
  • Explore teaching opportunities
  • Learn about credentialing services
  • Network with peers
  • Interview with potential employers

Submit your application today to connect with top educators and shape the future of education.

Register now!

Location: 
David P. Meaney Education Center
10474 Mather Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655

Dates: 3/23/2024 from 9am - 1pm

Contact:

Tierra Crothers, Ed. D
Director, School of Education
Email: tcrothers@scoe.net

Marshall Teacher Residency Virtual Information Session

Summary:

The Marshall Teacher Residency is a one-year teacher preparation program providing hands-on clinical practice, personalized mentoring, in-classroom coaching, and a collaborative community. In just 12 months, become a credentialed teacher and receive priority hiring at 20 California districts and public charter networks! We provide affordable tuition and a living stipend, and California provides grants to cover your tuition. 

As one of the most comprehensive residencies for aspiring teachers in the nation, we provide a pathway to:

  • Single Subject Teaching
  • Multiple Subject Teaching
  • Education Specialist Instruction

Learn more about the program and credential options here. Designed in partnership with experts from Stanford University, and born out of Summit Public Schools, we are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and partner with schools throughout California.

Register for an information session to learn more about the program! Sessions are held over Zoom on Wednesdays at 3pm PST.

Dates: Wednesdays at 3:30PM

Contact: Kelly Smith
Email: kesmith@summitps.org

Madera County Superintendent of Schools Credentialing Programs

Summary:

The Madera County Superintendent of Schools Human Resources Division houses four unique programs to serve educators, state-wide, wishing to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to improve teaching and learning, holding high expectations for all students, effectively impacting the field of education through becoming equity-driven teacher and site leaders on their campuses.

  • Bridges to Leadership Preliminary Administrative Services credential program (PASC): The purpose of the Bridges to Leadership-PASC program is to prepare equity-focused instructional leaders who establish and support an inclusive and just school culture that meets the needs of all students; build the capacity of all educational partners; value individual assets and needs.
  • Clear Administrative Services credential program (CASC): In collaboration with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the CASC program provides guidance to new administrators going through the process of clearing their Preliminary Administrative Services credential. The program is designed, through mentorship and self-reflection, to provide guidance and insight into the many challenges that administrators face in the school system.
  • California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) support program for CASC candidates: The CalAPA Support Program is designed to provide those few candidates who took advantage of the PS-waiver and are now in a CASC program, but have not completed one or more of the CalAPA assessment cycles, the opportunity to successfully engage with, submit, and pass the CalAPA.
  • Added Authorizations credential program (AA): The purpose of the AA credential program is to prepare Special Education teachers with the supplemental knowledge and skills to effectively support students in the three specialty areas including Early Childhood Special Education (ECSEAA).

Upcoming Cohort Teams are now forming for the Fall and Spring cohorts! For more information including program details, fees, and enrollment deadlines, please visit the Madera County Superintendent of Schools webpage or contact us by email.

Dates: Ongoing

Contact:

Email for PASC, CASC, or CalAPA programs: BtL@mcsos.org
Email for Added Authorizations credential program: gmagdaleno@mcsos.org

UTK Leadership Certificate

Summary:

New opportunity for future school leaders: Earn a UC Berkeley UTK Leadership Certificate! Open to candidates currently in a Preliminary Administrative Services credential or Clear Administrative Services credential program, or who hold a Certificate of Eligibility.

As California rolls out its Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) program, 21CSLA is offering future school leaders a new opportunity to develop their skills and leadership capacity.

The UTK Leadership Certificate is a 4-unit online and synchronous program offered through UC Berkeley Extension (UNEX) and developed by the UC Berkeley-based 21CSLA, in partnership with the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. Those who complete the two 10-session courses will receive a UC Berkeley UTK Leadership Certificate. Due to funding from the California Department of Education, this program is available at no cost to eligible participants through June 2026.

  • Enroll in no-cost, university credit-bearing courses
  • Learn about UTK policy and instructional leadership in California
  • Network and collaborate with other leaders to advance equity
  • Cultivate skills and knowledge to prepare for job searches and interviews

Dates: For additional information, please visit the 21CSLA website.

San Diego County Office of Education

Summary:

The San Diego County Office of Education offers a variety of services available statewide and online to enhance the continuum of teaching and learning. Low cost offerings include:

  • Free examination preparation (CBEST, CSET, CTEL, RICA)
  • Mentor training for supervising teachers and counselor/psychologist mentors
  • Paraeducator training
  • Substitute teacher training
  • Added authorizations in special education
  • Education specialist bridge authorizations 
  • Multi-year facilitation for districts/charters to revise their evaluation systems through Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation

For more information, please visit SDCOE's educator preparation page. We also offer free resources to districts, charter schools, and future educators by removing barriers to becoming an educator through our Educator Pathways website.

Dates: Ongoing

Contact:

Please visit the SDCOE educator preparation page to find the contact for each specific offering.

SDCOE Phone: (858) 292-3500

Educator Pathways Email: EducatorPathways@sdcoe.net

Facebook:  San Diego County Office of Education

Instagram: @sandiegocoe

Professional Learning Center

Summary:

Explore professional development opportunities through Teachers College of San Joaquin's Professional Learning Center (PLC)! Seize the opportunity to enhance your education and acquire Professional Development Units without pursuing a formal degree. We offer 40+ opportunities (including RICA and TPA courses), 20+ PLC partners, online/asynchronous options, and the ability to choose the topic(s) of your interest.

Dates: For additional information, please visit the Teachers College of San Joaquin website.

Teacher Advancement Program

Summary:

Vanguard University’s Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) offers continuing education and professional development courses that are designed to increase your knowledge and provide units for salary advancement eligibility. Delivering professional development courses wherever you are, whenever you need them, in the format you choose.

Dates: Ongoing

Contact:

College Credit Connection:

Vanguard University Graduate Program in Education:

Updated August 08, 2023