Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP

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 for Capacity Grant

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

 

Teacher Residency Capacity Grant RFP

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.

Webinars

Additional resources will be posted.  Please check this web page regularly.

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.

Updated September 14, 2018