• C2T Flyer


    We thank all of our 2017-18 applicants! Positions in the Classified to Teacher program open on an ongoing, rolling basis as people in the program move forward with their credential, or choose a different path. If you would like to inquire about potential openings at this time, you are welcome to email retention@ousd.org 

    How to apply:


    • Submit completed electronic application.

    • Have two references submit a recommendation forms, at least one from an OUSD supervisor, that support the applicant’s capacity to become a classroom teacher. Recommendation forms should be submitted by the reference directly to Sarah Glasband by email or in person at the address below. 

    • Submit transcripts (unofficial transcripts can be submitted for this program). 

    • Application and transcripts can be emailed to retention@ousd.org or hard copies may be mailed or brought to: Sarah Glasband, Manager of Retention & Employee Development, 1000 Broadway, Suite 295, Oakland, CA 94607. Recommendation forms should be submitted directly from the reference to Sarah Glasband. 




    What is the C2T program?

    The C2T program supports current OUSD Classified employees with a minimum of 60 units, or an AA, to pursue a teaching credential. We provide partial tuition support, test prep support, reimbursement of test fees and mentorship from an OUSD teacher leader. The program is up to 5 years in length depending on the status of the candidate at the start of the program and remaining grant funding. Candidates are required to teach one year in OUSD for each year they receive financial assistance in the program. Space is limited to 40 participants annually from 2017-18 through 2021-22.

    Why was the C2T program created?

    C2T is funded through a CTC (CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing) grant to address the teacher shortage and to increase teacher retention across districts in California. The program targets applicants with prior experience in a classified position who show promise of becoming a strong classroom teacher. We believe in the value and experience of OUSD's Classified Staff and support the development of Oakland's teaching community.  


    How do I apply to the C2T program?

    Complete an electronic application

      1. Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (see below). 

      2. Have 2-3 references submit a recommendation form. At least one must be from a supervisor, and both must support your potential as a classroom teacher. 

      3. The application may be submitted electronically or printed and mailed or brought Sarah Glasband in the Talent Division. Transcripts can be emailed to retention@ousd.org, mailed, or brought to Sarah Glasband, Manager of Retention, at 1000 Broadway, Oakland 94607  

    Contact information:

    For questions about the program, please email retention@ousd.org