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School of Education

CLASS Program Information

About the Grant

Chico State Enterprises, the College of Communication & Education, and the School of Education are proud to announce our new 5-year Teacher Quality Partnership Grant(opens in new window), funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Computational Literacy Across Secondary Settings (CLASS) Program offers an accelerated, innovative graduate pathway combining a Master of Arts in Teaching & credential in English, mathematics, science, or special education.

  • Program Structure

    A teacher residency differs from traditional student teaching in significant ways. CLASS Residents begin working with their mentor teachers prior to the opening of the school year and work full-time, four days per week at the school site for the entire academic year.

    Residents assume responsibility for co-planning and co-teaching with their mentors from day one, and participate with their mentors in a variety of classroom-, school- and district-related activities. They are, in effect, additional faculty members in the classrooms and at the schools where they are assigned.


    Single Subject Candidates (English, Math or Science)

    Education Specialist Candidate (Special Education)

  • Living Stipend up to $36,000

    California State University, Chico is able to provide a living stipend grant of $26,000 OR $36,000 to individuals who have been admitted to the CLASS Program.

    Stipend recipients must successfully complete all requirements for the credential and master's degree, and fulfill three years of full-time teaching service in an approved high-need K-12 school anywhere in the United States (preferably one served by the LEA in the eligible partnership). Dismissal from the program or failure to satisfy these obligations will result in a requirement to repay all grant funds received.

The Rewards of Residency

  • Collaboration with a cohort of peers
  • Mentorship from an experienced teacher
  • Co-planning & co-teaching strategies
  • Support from a university supervisor
  • Living stipend up to $36,000

Components of the Program

  • Accelerated coursework
  • Effective professional development
  • Action Research project leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Implementation of current co-teaching strategies(opens in new window) with significant support systems 
  • Networking across partner districts during residency in one of the following locations:  Gridley, Live Oak, Willows
CLASS Program