“For me, this money is not only a way to pay for these expenses, but it also shows that people believe in me and my dream.”
Criteria for the KCSOS Teacher Development Program grant included: Being a current CSUB student in a special education credential program and demonstrating outstanding academic performance and dispositions.
“My professors have given me great feedback and support during my time at CSUB. It is exciting to know that I will be teaching children in Kern County,” said Rodriguez.
The KCSOS Teacher Development Program and CSUB teacher preparation programs have continuously collaborated to provide guidance and support for new special education teachers throughout the years.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing serves as a state standards board of educator preparation for California public schools and licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State.
“I want to continue forward in my academic career to obtain a master’s degree and my administrative credential. I can possibly see myself with a doctorate. This grant is the beginning to a road of endless possibilities, and I would love to thank KCSOS for that,” said Salas.
“It is a wonderful feeling knowing that the people of KCSOS are willing to spend their resource for me to achieve that dream,” said Rodriguez.
“I am grateful for this partnership with KCSOS Teacher Development Program. The Kern County faces great shortage of special education teachers, and I hope this grant award helps us to recruit more students to a special education teaching career,” said Dr. Lee.
— Published with permission from news.csub.edu. Story by Shelby Parker, writer/public affairs specialist at CSUB