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$240,000 Grant to Initiate Innovative Teaching Credential Program
Cal Poly Pomona has received a $246,322 grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop a streamlined program that will get special education teachers into classrooms sooner and more efficiently to help stem a critical shortage of teachers.
The current model, in which earning a bachelor’s degree first is required before work can start on a teaching credential, takes at least five years as a full-time student. Cal Poly Pomona’s new Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) would shorten that process to four years by enabling students to earn a bachelor’s in either liberal studies or early childhood studies while also completing the requirements for an education specialist preliminary credential.
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