Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Project SUPPORT has transitioned to a remote/virtual delivery of its support services (e.g. teacher pathways advising coaching, scholarship awards, etc.). We will not be offering in-person services until the further notice. However, please continue to check your campus email on a regular basis to stay updated with important information and resources. Additionally, if you would like to schedule an appointment with our Education Career Specialists please contact them at:
Project SUPPORT is a federal grant aimed at increasing the number of Latinx teachers in our Educator Preparation Pathways at CSUSM, thereby eventually increasing the number of Latinx teachers in public K-12 schools in North San Diego County. The program responds to the critical need for diversifying the teacher workforce by supporting talented Latinx students and professionals to pursue teaching careers.
Area high schools, community colleges, and CSUSM classrooms learned about CSUSM Credential Programs and resources.
Prior to the academy, 88% of students were interested in teaching as a career. After the academy 100% of survey respondents agreed that they were more interested in teaching as a career.
Prior to the academy, 17% of students were interested in teaching as a career. After the academy 58% of survey respondents agreed that they were more interested in teaching as a career.
Latinx identifying students in the credential program increased from 36 in 2018 to 74 in 2019. A total increase of 105.5%
Bilingual candidates more than doubled from 22 in 2018 to 55 in 2019. A total increase of 150%
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Project Support is now accepting application for participation in the program.
Project SUPPORT is a federally funded program aimed at helping Latinx-identifying students who are on the path of becoming K-12 teachers.
The program offers the following services:
Important Note: You may only apply for the testing vouchers while you are enrolled as a student at CSUSM, including Extended Learning. You must also attend an advising session prior to receiving a voucher.
You must attend an advising session with one of our Education Career Specialists in order to be a Project SUPPORT Student and to receive a testing voucher. Your participation application will remain PENDING until you have completed an advising sessions. (Please email David Espinoza firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria Chiem email@example.com to schedule an appointment).
Project Support is now accepting application for participation in the program. Apply Today!
The Project SUPPORT Voucher Award is for Latinx-identifying students who are on the path of becoming K-12 teachers. This voucher award is intended to support students' expenses related to Pre-Service Teacher Exams (CSET, CBEST) and Teacher Assessments (RICA and CalTPA) for the CSUSM credential program.
Eligibility for Project SUPPORT Voucher Award:
The voucher application is now close. We will begin accepting applications for vouchers when the Spring 2022 semester begins!
* Please be advised you are required to schedule an appointment with one of the Education Career Specialists. Your application will remain PENDING until you have completed an advising session. We are available for online appointments Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:30p.m.
Project SUPPORT has a partnership with a local non-profit, Encuentros Leadership to host the Encuentros Teacher Academy at CSUSM. The Encuentros Teacher Academy is a residential program, held on campus so that prospective teacher experience college and interact with professional educators from K-12, as well as the university.
The Encuentros Teacher Academy aims to encourage Latino high school young men to become teachers and help bring diversity to the teaching profession. Currently, only 2% of all teachers identify as Latino men, which is in sharp contrast to the every growing Latino student population in our schools. This academy fosters these young men’s aspirations by having them re-conceptualize what it means to be a teacher. Students learn about the lasting impact a teacher can have in the lives of their students, particularly for their Latino students, and they discover that becoming a teacher is one of the best ways to make positive change in their communities.
Encuentros Leadership is a nationally recognized, award-winning response to the under-support of Latino males in schools.