The Ventura County Office of Education is applying for the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program (CSEP) grant. CSEP is a state-funded career pathway program for classified employees, leading to a teacher preparation program and teaching credential.  Eligible program participants may receive stipends for up to $3,000 to cover tuition, fees, and books. 

Enrolled participants who meet all the requirements must complete one school year of classroom instruction in the school district, charter school, or county office of education for each year that financial assistance was received.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pass a criminal background check and,
  • completed at least 48 college level units. 

PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO ACCOMPLISH 
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Graduate from U.S. regionally-accredited institution of higher education with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Obtain a California preliminary multiple subject, single subject, or educational specialist teaching credential.
  • Complete a school year of classroom instruction for each year of financial assistance received after obtaining the California preliminary multiple subject, single subject, or educational specialist teaching credential.
Program Application

APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSED 

You may access resources at the new California Center on Teaching Careers (CCTC) center. The Center offers an innovative and connected approach to the recruitment, preparation and retention of quality candidates. Through its new interactive virtual digital platform (vortal) and multiple partnerships with education agencies throughout California including the Ventura County Office of Education, the CCTC brings a comprehensive approach to solving the teacher shortage.

Whether just beginning to consider teaching, exploring options for preparation programs, seeking financial incentives and support, or learning interview techniques, The Center is designed to be a hub of information and support.