Teacher Residency Grants RFP

Eligible applicants for Teacher Residency 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 and LEAs that are beginning a new partnership with a Commission-accredited IHE that has an approved teacher preparation program, to offer a teacher residency program in Special Education, STEM, and/or bilingual education. Applicants should note that there is a 100 percent match requirement for each grant dollar received. Matching funds may be actual funds and/or in-kind match. Grant awards of up to $20,000 per resident participating in the Teacher Residency Grant Program are available for the purpose of developing a new residency pathway with an IHE that has a Commission-approved teacher preparation program or expanding existing LEA-IHE partnerships currently operating a Commission-approved teacher residency pathway.  Applications must reach the Commission by 5 p.m. PST on January 15, 2019.

Amended: Additional Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Grants

An amended version of the Additional Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Grants is now available.

Other applicable information may be found in the questions and answers to the Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP and both Teacher Residency Capacity Grant RFPs.

Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Grants

Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Grants are now available.


Teacher Residency Capacity Grant RFP (This grant opportunity has expired)

A school district, county office of education, charter school, regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, and nonpublic, nonsectarian schools, as defined in Education Code Section 56034, may apply for funding to of up to a maximum of $50,000 per grant to support a collaborative partnership between the eligible LEA and an IHE that offers a Commission-approved teacher preparation program to develop the partnerships’ capacity to develop and be prepared to operate a teacher residency program for special education, STEM, and/or bilingual education teacher Residents in the applicant LEA. Proposals must be received by the Commission by 5 p.m. PDT on September 24, 2018.

Questions for Capacity Grant

This document provides the responses to all questions received by September 4, 2018.

Capacity Grants-Round 1: Announcement of Grant Awards

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 13 LEAs for the first round of the Teacher Residency Capacity Grants. This round of funding will support these LEAs to develop high quality teacher residency programs with their IHE partners. Funding letters will be sent to grant recipients by the end of October 2018.


Teacher Residency Capacity Grant Round 2 RFP (This grant opportunity has expired)

A school district, county office of education, charter school, regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, and nonpublic, nonsectarian schools, as defined in Education Code Section 56034, may apply for funding to of up to a maximum of $50,000 per grant to support a collaborative partnership between the eligible LEA and an IHE that offers a Commission-approved teacher preparation program to develop the partnerships’ capacity to develop and be prepared to operate a teacher residency program for special education, STEM, and/or bilingual education teacher Residents in the applicant LEA. Proposals must be received by the Commission by 5 p.m. PDT on November 5, 2018.

Questions and Answers for the Second Round of the Teacher Residency Capacity Grant RFP

Questions and Answers for the Second Round of the Teacher Residency Capacity Grant RFP are now available.

Capacity Grants - Round 2: Announcement of Grant Awards

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 9 LEAs for the second round of the Teacher Residency Capacity Grants.  

This round of funding will support these LEAs to develop high quality teacher residency programs with their IHE partners. Funding letters will be sent to grant recipients by mid-December 2018. 


Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP (This grant opportunity has expired)

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. Grant applicants (LEAs) must consist of one or more, or any combination of the following: school districts, 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. 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. 

Grant awards of up to $20,000 per resident participating in the Teacher Residency Expansion Grant Program are available for the purpose of expanding existing LEA-IHE partnerships currently operating a Commission-approved teacher residency pathway.  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.

Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP

Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP are now available.

Additional Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP

Additional Questions and Answers for the Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP are now available.

 

CTC Residency Webinar


WebinarDateDescription
Residency Overview of the 2018 RFP Process
(24 minutes)
August 30, 2018

This webinar provides an overview of the three Teacher Residency funding opportunities and information specific to the Capacity Grant RFP.  Questions on the Capacity Grant must be received by the Commission by 5 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

   

State Budget Provides $75 Million for Teacher Residency Programs

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is announcing the availability of competitive grant funding for eligible Local Education Agencies to apply for funding to prepare special education residents ($50 million), STEM and/or Bilingual residents ($25 million). This Advisory provides background information on the authorizing statute, teacher residencies, and the upcoming grant competitions.

California Teacher Residency Conference Series

If you missed the California Teacher Residency Conference Series sponsored by the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, Learning Policy Institute, and ConsultEd Strategists, please check out the suite of resources that have been curated to help newly formed and already developed teacher residency partnerships. These sessions were held from November 13th to November 15th in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Fresno and focused on partnership, clinical experience, and funding and were attended by districts, universities, and other community partners. The resources include the full PowerPoint deck and associated resources from the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR), US PREP, Bank Street College of Education, and others. The digital folder is located at http://www.consultedgroup.com/ctrcs/.  Your partnership can submit the “Team Status Check” document to christian@consultedgroup.com which will help the organizers understand ongoing technical assistance needs. 


Additional Resources

Resources have been contributed by organizations with experience operating teacher residency programs and/or analyzing their effectiveness and utility.  These resources are for information only and have been provided to help guide new or existing teacher residency programs applying for the Teacher Residency Grant Program.  Prospective applicants should determine what resources are most appropriate for their local context. 


Updated December 10, 2018