California Teacher Residency Conference Series

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, Learning Policy Institute, and ConsultEd Strategists along with California education funders are excited to present the California Teacher Residency Conference Series across the state. Participating teams will:

  • Learn how teacher residency programs can address teacher shortages and help build a strong, stable, and diverse teacher workforce in your region;
  • Learn the components of a quality teacher prep residency; and
  • Start creating a plan to launch, improve, or scale a residency.

Teams should consist of representatives from local educational agencies and teacher preparation programs who are interested in or currently building teacher residencies. Teams are also welcome from existing residencies that are looking to expand. Teams may also include LEA partners from local unions or community-based organizations. Please register each of your team members (up to three) at the same time by Friday, November 2, 2018.  Locations and dates for the conference series are listed below:

San Francisco:Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (9 am-5 pm)

Los Angeles: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (9 am-5 pm)

Fresno: Thursday, November 15, 2018 (9 am-5 pm)


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.


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 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

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 Teacher Residency Expansion Grant RFP

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

 

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.

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.


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 October 17, 2018