The Humboldt Office of Education (HCOE) and Cal Poly Humboldt are pleased to announce that there is funding to support up to seven Residency Program candidates to obtain their special education or elementary education credential through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Each selected candidate will receive $13,000 to cover costs associated with:
Residency candidates can be hired to be a paraprofessional while simultaneously enrolled in Cal Poly Humboldt’s Education Specialist or Elementary Education Credential Program allowing selected participants to obtain their preliminary Education Specialist or Elementary Education teaching credential.
The eligible candidates in a teacher residency program shall agree in writing to work as an education specialist serving a caseload of pupils who receive special education services in a special education setting, or as a Transitional Kindergarten teacher.
Further, the sponsored candidate will serve in a district in Humboldt County for a period of at least four school years, which may begin with the school year after the candidate successfully completes the initial year of preparation and obtains a preliminary teaching credential.
A candidate who fails to complete the period of placement shall reimburse HCOE the amount of funding that was invested in the candidate’s residency training.