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Grow Our Own Professional Development Project

Grow Our OWN 2017-2021

Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, Pala Band of Mission Indians is able to award American Indians/Alaska Natives with the opportunity to earn a California preliminary K-12 teaching credential or a California principal certification. Six teacher candidates will be selected; six principal candidates will be selected.

The project covers tuition at California State University San Marcos (100%), fees, and materials and provides a $500/month stipend for full time students. Additionally, the program provides a year of induction support upon completion of training and job placement.

American Indians/Alaska Natives selected to participate can earn a K-12 teaching credentials or principal certification.