Cal Teach Graduates

Financial support for former Cal Teach interns who are early career teachers is made possible by contributions to the Edward and Miriam Landesman Fund, a gift from Stephen Bruce, and by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Cal Teach grads gathered at UCSC's Alumni Weekend Cal Teach Gathering 2018

With prior approval from Cal Teach (see Early Career Teacher Reimbursement Form) and an original receipt, Cal Teach typically provides reimbursement for:

  • classroom materials (things like math manipulatives, calculators, projectors, mini white boards; not consumables, like paper);
  • participation in formal professional development (registration for professional meetings like those sponsored by the California Mathematics Council, California Science Teachers Association);
  • on-site mentoring by a senior colleague at your school;
  • the cost of a substitute teacher to free the Cal Teach grad to attend a professional meeting or observe a colleague teaching;
  • other support as proposed by a Cal Teach grad.
Teacher Expenses

Classroom equipment/material: Up to $500 towards classroom equipment, e.g., document camera, set of white boards, calculators, math manipulatives (supplies for one-time use are generally not approved). Cal Teach interns in any credential program or who are credentialed teachers are eligible. Request and receive approval from Cal Teach director via email before making purchase. Submit original receipts. Source of funds are from the Landesman Fund, Bruce Fellows Fund and NSF Noyce grant.

Professional Development

On-site mentoring and sub release time: Stipend for a senior colleague to provide structured mentoring support, typically $250/semester for the mentor stipend and $300 toward sub release time to observe or be observed teaching. All Noyce Scholarship graduates and other Cal Teach graduates as funds are available are eligible. Identify a mentor, request and receive advance email approval from Cal Teach director & principal. Submit mentor payment request at semester’s end with record of meeting times (typically 2/month) and discussion topics. School submits bill for sub time. Source of funds are from the Landesman Fund, Bruce Fellows Fund and NSF Noyce grant.

Meeting registration and Meeting travel expenses: Up to $250 towards expenses to attend a professional meeting, e.g., CSTA or CMC. Cal Teach undergraduates and Cal Teach interns in any credential program or who are credentialed teachers are eligible. Request and receive approval from Cal Teach director via email before making purchase. Submit original receipts. Source of funds are from the Landesman Fund, Bruce Fellows Fund and NSF Noyce grant.


 

The Cal Teach contribution may be on the order of $50 - $500, depending on available funds. For larger expenses, consider other sources of funds to make up the amount over what Cal Teach can cover.

In order to receive a reimbursement payment, recipients must have a Payee Setup Form and a current address on file. For a change of address, simply email your new address to calteach@ucsc.edu.