SAN JOSE – Classified school employees in Santa Clara County are encouraged to help inspire the next generation of innovators by exploring teaching as a second career. Beyond the intrinsic value of helping students develop a life-long love of learning, there are many benefits to teaching, including comprehensive healthcare, retirement saving options, and vacation time. From kindergarten to high school, alternative education and special education, there are many opportunities to get out of the cubicle, and into the classroom.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is currently offering special grants to support interested candidates in their pursuit of a teaching credential. The funds are intended to support the cost of tuition, books, and exam fees.
"This is a great opportunity for employees committed to educating our children and youth," says Dr. Norma Martinez-Palmer, Credential Services Director. "Class ACT will grant awardees up to $4,000 per year for up to four years to complete credential requirements."
Class ACT applies to students who will complete their credential requirements through an SCCOE partner organization, such as San José State University, National University, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education Specialist Intern Program. Classified employees with BA/BS degrees, or those completing BA/BS degrees within the next two years are eligible to apply. "Those who are in a program will be given priority consideration," adds Martinez-Palmer.
http://bit.ly/ClassACTGrant to learn more about the program and to apply. For information related to this grant, please contact
Dr. Martinez-Palmer at (408) 453-4299.
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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional and business services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The SCCOE serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The Office also provides curriculum support, staff development, and technology support and training directly to teachers and staff in schools countywide.