Opportunities for Preliminary Credential and
Member of the Claremont University Consortium. Claremont. California
Opportunities for Preliminary Credential and MA Program
Most of our candidates are able to secure paid teaching positions in Phase II: The Internship/Residency Phase of the program. As an intern, these candidates are working as fully responsible, fully-salaried teachers in area K-12 schools. Beginning annual salaries for teachers range from approximately $38,000 to $52,000. While it is the candidate's responsibility to secure an internship position, CGU will aid the candidate in this process.
Scholarship-based Residency Program
There are some scholarships available that enable candidates to enter the program as a resident instead of as an intern. These scholarships are targeted for candidates seeking to earn a multiple-subject credential (to work in an elementary school setting) or a single-subject credential in social studies (to work in a middle- or high-school as a social studies teacher) and are designed to provide assistance with living expenses while they complete Phase II: The Internship/Residency Phase.
Teacher Education's Excellence, Equity, & Integrity Award
This award is a CGU Teacher Education fellowship that provides assistance to students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence, equity and integrity in their lives. Criteria examined include scholastic achievement, community service, commitment to diversity, and other professional accomplishments. All students who apply for institutional aid will be automatically considered for this fellowship.
BA/MA Opportunities for students from the Claremont Colleges.
All graduates of the Claremont College accepted into the Preliminary Credential and MA Program will receive a 20%-40% fellowship. Graduates of the Claremont Colleges can also transfer in up to 8 units of undergraduate work into the Preliminary Credential and MA Program. (Yes, the same units can apply for both one's undergraduate program and CGU's Teacher Education programs!) This results in savings, both of time and money. Specific 5C classes involved. Contact CGU's Teacher Education at 909/621-8076 for a list of eligible 5C courses.
These federal grants offer up to $7,424 in tuition support for select candidates working towards a math, science, special education or foreign language credential. Grantees are required to teach for four years in a designated low-income school or the grant is converted to a Stafford Loan.
The NSF/Noyce fellowship is designed for academically distinguished mathematics and science graduates who are interested in teaching. Students have the opportunity to begin their teacher preparation courses toward the end of their undergraduate program to save education costs and time. Noyce fellowships range from $12,000 - $20,000. Service requirements apply.
Math for America
Math for America (MFA) is for candidates with a strong background in math who are committed to teaching math at the middle- and/or high-school level. This amazing opportunity includes full tuition, professional development support, and a significant stipend ($86,000 in stipends over five years).
These fellowships are specifically designed for competitive candidates from populations that are under-represented in our teaching force.