Applications for 2022-23 Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG), which provides up to $20,000 to support teachers and counselors, will be accepted through April 1, 2023, or until all funds have been awarded, whichever occurs first.
Applicants agree to complete their program and obtain their credential within 3 years from the first distribution of GSTG funds, and serve at a priority school in California for four years within eight years of completing their preparation program.
“We recognize the moment, and the California Department of Education (CDE) is stepping into the gap,” said California’s Superintendent Thurmond. “We are reaching out to the thousands of talented corps members who already understand why it is important to give back to our society and our youth, and we are providing them with the ‘how’ to become a teacher or counselor in our schools.”
The CDE has also supported efforts across the state by raising awareness, reducing barriers, and helping to streamline fiscal resources so that more individuals can access the information and the means to make the transition to support students in the classroom.
Advocacy by Superintendent Thurmond on this issue has helped secure a record $3.6 billion in investments over the last four years that are designed to improve educator recruitment, retention, and training in California. In addition, Superintendent Thurmond has helped expand education career pathways, made tax credits available for teacher housing, and improved and bolstered educator recruitment efforts by sponsoring legislation that has spurred key budget investments by the state.