Classified to Teacher Program
In Fall 2017, Oakland Unified was awarded a program grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop a pathway for classified staff to earn a Bachelor's Degree and/or teaching credential. We were awarded funding to support 40 classified staff annually. Each year, there are rolling openings based on program completion for current staff enrolled. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in teaching one of the following subject / credential areas: Special Education, Science, Math, Bilingual Multiple Subjects, Multiple Subjects, Transitional Kindergarten, or Spanish. We have renewed our grant in 22-23 and can now support 50 classified staff members.
The Classified-to-Teacher program supports aspiring educators to obtain their teaching credential or their Bachelor's Degree on their way to a teaching credential for Classified Employees (Para-Educator, Instructional Support Specialist, Newcomer Learning Lab Assistant, Early Literacy Tutor, Noon Supervisor, Custodial, etc.), Expanded Learning professionals, and Early Childhood Educators. Each year, there are rolling openings based on program completion for current staff enrolled. We encourage you to apply if you are a classified staff member interested in becoming a credentialed teacher.