QCVC Teaching Stars Coursework or Degree Advancement Pathway

To be eligible to apply for QCVC Teaching Stars through the Coursework or Degree Advancement Pathway, you must meet program requirements and complete one or more of the following activities:  

  • Unit Completion: Attend an accredited two or four-year higher education institution and complete coursework in an ECE/CD program or related field 

    • Enrolled in courses that follow an approved Education Plan  

    • Pass courses with a ‘C’ or better grade OR a ‘credit’ (only if the course does not offer letter grades) 

  • Degree Attainment: Attend an accredited two or four-year higher education institution to complete an AA(S), AA(S)-T, or BA(S) degree in an ECE/CD program or related field 

    • Receive an AA(S), AA(S)-T, or BA(S) degree 

If you meet the above requirements to receive a stipend through the Coursework or Degree Advancement Pathway, please complete a program application through Google FormsNotification emails regarding fall 2021 program acceptance will be sent to applicants by mid-November 2021.

QCVC Stipend Amounts 


Stipend Amount
Unit-Bearing Coursework
(towards an ECE/CD degree)

(up to 12 units
per year)

Degree Attainment
(AA/AS or BA/BS in ECE/CD)
Up to $2,500


QCVC Teaching Stars Stipend Disclaimer 

Stipends are contingent upon availability of program funds and the number of eligible applicants. Stipends must be declared as income subject to income tax. 

QCVC Teaching Stars Stipend Application Dates 

Fall Semester Cycle 

(Summer + Fall Courses Completed) 

Spring Semester Cycle 

(Winter + Spring Courses Completed) 

Opens: August 31st 

Opens: December 1st 

Closes: October 31st  

Closes: January 31st

QCVC Contact Information

Phone Number: (805) 437-1510 

E-mail: teachingstars@vcoe.org

Website: https://www.vcoe.org/ecp