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.
Engage in dynamic professional learning around building more culturally responsive systems, schools, and classrooms in the inaugural American Indian Education for All Conference. Join teams of preschool, K-12, college and university teachers, counselors and administrators at this new, two-day event from the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at Cal State San Marcos in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The theme for the American Indian Education for All Conference is Indigenizing the Classroom. It is led by Drs. Joely Proudfit, Olympia Kyriakidis, Linda Sue Warner, and Julie Goldman.