The Ventura County Office of Education offers California Classified School Employee Program (CSEP) grant funding. 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 $4,000 to cover tuition, fees, and books.

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.

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PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a current classified employee at a partnering Ventura County school district
  • Completed at least 48 college-level units. 
     

PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO ACCOMPLISH ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Graduate from a partnering U.S. regionally-accredited institution of higher education with a bachelor’s degree.
    • Partnering IHEs: California State University Channel Islands, California State University Northridge, National University, and Cal Lutheran University
  • Obtain a California preliminary multiple subject, single subject, TK, 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, TK, single subject, or educational specialist teaching credential.