Program Details

  • Program Qualifications 

    • Bachelor's degree awarded
    • CBEST and CSET (if applicable) requirement fulfilled
    • Prerequisite coursework completed (18 units)
    • Acceptance into CSUMB teacher preparation program in special education or mathematics
    • Desire to teach in the Salinas Union High School District for at least 4 years
    • Substitute Teacher Permit through SUHSD


    Program Outline

    • One year full-time student teacher assignment in a mentor's classroom
    • Gradual release teaching model
    • Pairs training for student teacher and master teacher
    • 10 hours of mentor training for master teacher
    • Participation in district-sponsored professional development
    • Participation in school-wide meetings, including parent conferences
    • Monthly residency meetings with district New Teacher Support Specialist
    • Must be willing to work at least 4 years in the Salinas Union High School District


    Program Benefits

    • Learn the school and district culture, protocol and initiatives
    • Build connections with school site staff, district staff and most importantly, students
    • Learn from a master teacher chosen to best fit the needs of the student teacher
    • Financial incentives that take some of the burden of university costs and costs of living in the Salinas area.
    • Possibility of a teaching position for the 2020-2021 school if all contract requirements are met.


    Financial Benefits

    • $20,000 stipend
    • Health benefits at the single-person level
    • $3,000 stipend for master teacher
    • Opportunity for extra pay as a substitute for master teacher