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Educational Partnerships and Discounts

Credential Program Information


CalStateTEACH is the CSU’s system-wide online Multiple Subject Program and one of 23 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved teacher preparation programs in the CSU System. The curriculum is delivered online and candidates are placed in classrooms with site mentors  in all three terms of the program. Candidates are assigned in cohorts with CalStateTEACH faculty. The program is divided into three terms, each containing 15 semester units of coursework and clinical experience. Click below to find our more information or to schedule an information meeting.

Placer County Office of Education

Placer County Office of Education supports teacher preparation through the Education Specialist Mild Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs Intern Programs. They also support administrator preparation through the Preliminary and Clear Administrative Services Credential Programs. Click below for more information on these two programs.

Sierra College

Sierra College has partnered with California State University, Sacramento to offer an accelerated program towards a teaching credential.  In four and a half years, you can earn your associates degree, bachelor’s degree, and TWO teaching credential (one in general education and one in special education).  Click on below for more information.

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Global (UMass) offers classes every 8 weeks.  There are three flexible ways to learn; online, hybrid, and online self-paced. UMass is currently offering 30% off undergraduate tuition for all new students through August 15, 2022. Click below for more information on the programs or the flyer.

National University

National University is proud to offer a 15% tuition reduction to all employees of Nevada County
Superintendent of Schools and districts looking to expand their knowledge and skills for professional and personal growth. It can be applied to most associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees, and credential programs. Learn more by clicking below.

Grant and Financial Aid Information

Golden State Teacher Grant Program

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) awards up to $20,000 for students who are currently enrolled in an approved teacher preparation program. Students commit to teach in a “high-need” field at a “priority school” in California for four years and have five years, upon completion of the recipient’s preparation program, to meet that obligation. Click below to find out more about how to qualify.

More Resources for Financial Aid in California