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Classified to Teacher Program

SMUHSD wants to invest in Classified Employees

 

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SMUHSD recognizes the amazing teaching potential of our classified employees! The Classified to Teacher program will provide tuition assistance or living stipends to current SMUHSD classified employees to earn a bachelor's degree and enter a teacher preparation program, or if they already have a bachelor's degree, enter a teacher preparation program to earn their teaching credential.


Who can participate?

Current classified employees of SMUSHD who have an AA/ AS degree (or equivalent to two years of college) or higher degree are eligible for this program.

Pathways

Degree Completion to Teacher Credential

If you have two years of college or an AA/ AS degree, you would enter the degree completion program, and then a teacher preparation program.

Teacher Credential Program

If you have a bachelor's degree, you would be eligible for one of the following

  1. Teacher residency program

  2. Internship program

  3. A traditional teacher preparation program

Supports Available through 2025-2026

  • $4,200 a year in tuition reimbursement or living stipends, depending on the program.

  • CSEA members are also eligible for tuition and course materials reimbursements for one course each semester.

  • Assistance with program placement advisement, applications, and enrollment.

  • Community events to connect participants with additional support and resources.

 

Partner Institutions

  • Notre Dame de Namur
  • Marshall Teacher Residency Program
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
 

Interested?

Email Sabbie Hopkins at shopkins@smuhsd.org for more information.

Download the flyer.

This recording is from our August 24, 2023 information event. The topics covered during our information event include: 

  • pathways to earning a teaching credential
  • incentives and supports
  • career benefits
  • application process and timeline
  • action steps

This recording is from our August 24, 2023 information event. The topics covered during our information event include: 

  • pathways to earning a teaching credential
  • incentives and supports
  • career benefits
  • application process and timeline
  • action steps