American Association of School Administrators
AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000
educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA's
mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who
are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
Association of California School Administrators
Your involvement in the Association of California School Administrators
demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and improvement in
public education. ACSA is committed to meeting your needs with high
quality member services and benefits.
Association of Educational Service Agencies
The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is a
professional organization serving education service agencies (ESAs) in
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a unique
international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional
educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas. In their
diversity, our members share a profound commitment to excellence in
education. Founded in 1943, ASCD's mission is to forge covenants in
teaching and learning for the success of all learners.
California Schools Public Relations Association
The California School Public Relations Association is an award-winning,
nationally recognized organization of education public relations
professionals, administrators, and school personnel who have full or
part-time responsibility for communications. CalSPRA is working to
create a climate for better public understanding, commitment and
support of public education.
California Association of Regional Occupational Centers/Programs
The mission of the California Association of Regional Occupational
Centers and Programs (CAROCP) is to support ROCP's in providing
exemplary career development and workforce preparation which contribute
to student success and to the economic development of California.
California Association for School Business Officials
The California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)
empowers individuals and organizations involved in school business
through leadership, training, legislative and regulatory advocacy,
communication, mentoring and research and development. CASBO is an
organization of school districts and dedicated education professionals
who are responsible for every financial and operational facet of public
schools in California.
California Association of Student Councils
The mission of CASC is to provide leadership development that
emphasizes ethics, integrity, and collaborative decision making for
students K-12. CASC enhances the quality of education by involving
students in activities and programs outside the classroom that build
citizenship and encourage self-esteem. CASC serves as an advocate for
youth, provides a channel for student views and empowers youth to take
California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
California ASCD is an affiliate unit of ASCD and shares in
international governance with representation on the Board of Directors.
However, California ASCD is an autonomous organization with its own
officers and dues structure. Membership in one organization does not
automatically extend to the other association Joint memberships are
available through ASCD.
California Basic Education Data Systems
The California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) is a single annual
collection of data about school staff and enrollment. Its purpose is to
satisfy the Department's (CDE) continuing needs for information
necessary for reporting, program management, and planning. The system
is designed to allow the data to be combined in many ways to serve
various purposes and to reduce the number of information collections
made by the Department.
California County Offices of Education
A listing of the 58 county offices of education (COEs) in California that provide services to the state’s school districts.. See also County Offices of Education by the FCMAT Web site. The list is broken down by Region.
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
(CCSESA) is comprised of the county superintendents of each of the 58
counties in California and their associated county offices. The county
superintendent in California serves as an intermediary between the
state and local school districts within each county. County
superintendents and their offices help with implementation of programs,
provide fiscal oversight, monitor teacher credentialing, supply
curriculum support and training and help in other areas of interest to
California Department of Education
The mission of the California Department of Education is to provide
leadership, assistance, oversight and resources so that every
Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards.
California Federation of Teachers
As the statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, the
CFT represents over 100,000 teachers and school employees in
California, from early childhood education through the university level.
California Learning Resource Network
In December of 1999, the California Department of Education awarded the
SETS (Statewide Education Technology Services) Learning Resource
contract to Stanislaus County Office of Education as LEA, with partner
county offices of education in Butte, Humboldt, Kern, Kings,
Sacramento, and San Diego. CLRN provides educators with a "one-stop"
resource for critical information needed for the selection of
supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the State Board
of Education academic content standards and linked to model lesson
plans utilizing technology.
County Offices of Education
A listing of the 58 California County Offices of Education from the FCMAT Web site. The list is broken down by Region.
California Regional Environmental Education Coordinator
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)
Network is an educational project whose mission is: To develop a
communication network which provides educators with access to High
Quality environmental education resources to enhance the environmental
literacy of California Students.
California School Boards Association
The California School Boards Association is a collaborative group of
virtually all of the state's more than 1,000 school districts and
county offices of education. It brings together school governing boards
and their districts and county offices on behalf of California's
California Teachers' Association
Here, you can learn about the organization that represents and serves
more than 330,000 members - consisting of teachers and other education
employees in the state's more than 1,000 school districts.
CTAP - California Technology Assistance Project
The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) is a statewide
educational technology leadership initiative, providing assistance to
schools and districts in integrating technology into teaching and
learning. In developing CTAP, the earlier SB 1510 Education Technology
Act programs were restructured in order to place control at local and
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)
will represent the common interests of California's higher education
academic and research communities in achieving robust, high capacity,
next generation Internet communications services. CENIC's membership is
drawn from California higher education institutions and information
technology industries. It is highly accountable to the institutions it
serves in order to fulfill the trust that will be placed with it.
CalStateTEACH is a non-traditional program that allows working teachers
and other qualified candidates to earn their credential without
attending traditional college classes. Instead, the curriculum is
delivered using a self-study format. Participants use online, print and
CD-ROM materials. They share ideas through web-based class
discussions, and get professional feedback through on-site coaching.
CalStateTEACH participants enjoy personal guidance from mentor teachers
at their school site as well as CSU faculty. They communicate and share
ideas with other participants via a special web site.
CalSTRS 403(b) Comply Program
offers 403(b) plan administration services to public school districts
and other education agencies through a contract with a third party
administrator (TPA). The TPA is required to be totally independent of
any 403(b) sales in the employer's plan, including through any
affiliated companies. CalSTRS selected JEM Resource Partners through a
competitive bid process to offer the 403(b) TPA services. These
services are a part of the CalSTRSComply program. A 403(b) plan is a way
for employees of school districts and certain other tax-exempt
organizations to save funds for retirement and other long-term financial
needs. The payroll deductions can be contributed to the plan on a
tax-deferred basis. This reduces current income tax and allows the money
in the plan to grow untaxed until money is distributed to the
rules for administering a 403(b) plan are complex. The rules also impose
significant compliance duties on the employer. Navigate
CalSTRS 403bComply Website.pdf for instructions on how to get around
their website, look up approved vendors, set up accounts, change or stop
CTAP Online is a site devoted to helping teachers understand, apply and
teach technology in their classrooms. Our course catalog offers courses
in personal proficiency skills, technology integration in curriculum,
information literacy, standards, assessment and more. CTAP Online
courses can be taken entirely online, administered in a face-to-face
setting, or any combination of the two....
In December of 1998, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing adopted a
new technology standard for Multiple and Single Subject Teaching
Credential candidates. The new technology standard requires credential
candidates to demonstrate their effective use of technology at a
"basic" level prior to issuance of a preliminary credential and to
demonstrate their effective use of technology at an "advanced" level
prior to issuance of a professional clear credential ... The rubric in
CTAP2 is based on the Training Guidelines developed by the State CTAP
Technology Proficiency Committee. These Guidelines are aligned with
computer-based applications and the "general and specific" Factors to
Consider found in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
Technology Standard for a California Teaching Credential.
Digital California Project
The Digital California Project (DCP) is a statewide initiative to
provide California's K-12 schools access to the high performance
on-line network once available only to higher education and research
institutions the CalREN/DC Network. Upon build out, the network will
enable advanced on-line learning, training, and business tools for
educators and students in each of the California? s 58 counties.
California's premiere public education job search web site. Maintained
by the California Teacher Recruitment and Incentive Program, ED-JOIN is
a portal to thousands of teaching and other education job openings and
to a broad range of job placement and training services for job seekers.
Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team
The mission of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team is to
help California's local educational agencies fulfill their financial
and management responsibilities by providing fiscal advice, management
assistance, training and other related school business services.
Juvenile Court and Community School Administrators of California
Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative Schools' education is an
alternative program that serves the educational needs of students who
are under the protection or authority of the juvenile court or local
school district. The Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative
Schools' mission is to empower students to become productive members of
the community by providing quality learning opportunities...
This page features State Mandated Costs manuals as well as claiming
instructions and claim forms from the State Controller's Office.
Mendocino Community Network
The Mendocino Community Network is a business owned and operated by the
Mendocino Unified School District. Our Central Offices are located in
greater downtown Mendocino, California, atop the highest hill in town
overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Our mission is to provide
high-quality, personal Internet Services to our school district, our
customers, and the communities that we serve.
Mendocino Resource Guide
Providing visitors to Mendocino County with travel related information including lodging, restaurants and activities guide.
Northcoast Technology Assistance Project
--see "CTAP Region 1"
PorTICAL Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
Portical is a Portal full of administrative resources. As you use this
portal to embark on a 'cruise' of resources, you will find information
that will help you locate resources to assist in the day to day needs
of your jobs, whether you are principal of a small school or
superintendent of a large district.
School and College Legal Services
School and College Legal Services of California (SCLS) is a Joint
Powers Authority serving school and college districts throughout the
state of California. Our goal is to provide high-quality legal services
to public education agencies at the lowest possible cost. To ensure
cost-effectiveness and breadth of service, the agency operates on a
regional scale and employs staff with expertise in education law,
collective bargaining, special education, and litigation. SCLS provides
legal consultation and representation to K-12 school districts, county
offices, community colleges, boards of education and other education
related organizations throughout California. We have staffed offices in
the counties of Sonoma, Alameda, Humboldt, Marin and Santa Cruz.
Schools of California Online Resources for Education
Schools of California Online Resources for Education Aligned to the
California Content Standards for Mathematics, Science, History/Social
Science & Language Arts.
School Services of California
For 30 years, SSC has served most of California's school districts,
county offices, and community colleges in meeting their management,
governance, and fiscal responsibilities. The effective administration
of California's public schools has always been the firm's primary
mission and the company has played an integral role in the development
and implementation of education policy at both the state and local
Small School Districts' Association
Provides assistance to small school district governing boards and
superintendents through legislative advocacy, collaboration,
professional development and support services.
We are here to provide you with the information you need in order to
become a credentialed teacher in California. The sections within the
Web site have been organized to answer your questions regarding the
requirements for becoming a teacher, finding the right teacher
preparation program, locating financial aid, checking out schools and
school districts, and finding a job.
U.S. Department of Education
A nonprofit research, development, and service agency, WestEd strives
to enhance and increase education and human development within schools,
families, and communities. And though we know our goal of success is
ambitious, it is also within reach. We have been making great strides
toward reaching it for over 35 years.