Alternative certification programs place an average of 8,000 teachers annually in California's public schools.
The California Teacher Corps is a membership organization. Your support allows us to provide education, support, and advocacy for California's alternative certification programs and intern teachers across the state. Join today to add your voice to the important conversations to ensure that alternative certification continues as a viable route to becoming a teacher in California!
The California Teacher Corps (CATC) offers four membership options:
- Individual Membership - $75 per year. All members receive the membership discount on the Annual Conference registration ($100 discount per registrant). CATC members also receive a $40 discount on their National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) membership fees, CATC news and regular email updates, voting rights, opportunities to network and collaborate with California Alternative Certification leaders throughout the state, the opportunity to nominate interns for the annual Michael McKibbin Outstanding Educator Award, and the opportunity to serve on CATC committees and board.
- Institutional Membership - $700 per year. An institutional membership affords the Institution with public relations, recruitment, and referral services. A key benefit of this level of membership is having the Institutional Member's contact information maintained on the CA Teacher Corps website, a critical recruitment advantage! The Institutional Contact and 9 additional members receive all of the benefits of the Individual Membership for only $700 (a savings of $50). For this option, the 9 additional members must individually join on this site and acknowledge their Institution as their Sponsor. The Institution contacts firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an Institutional Membership Form to submit to CATC that includes the Institutional Contact and 9 Individual Members' names, along with a check or purchase order.
- Partnership - $1,000 or more per year. Partners work together with the CATC Board of Directors and Executive Director to identify strategies and opportunities to increase and improve support, education, and advocacy for California's alternative certification programs across the state. Partners are recognized and honored for their significant contributions. A key benefit of this level of membership is maximum flexibility to direct the use of partner contributions. This level of membership also includes all of the benefits of the Individual and Institutional memberships as described above. As a bonus, Partners receive 50 FREE student memberships for each $1,000 annual contribution. For this option, all individuals associated with a Partnership must individually join on this site and acknowledge the lead Partner as their Sponsor. Partners submit the Partnership Membership Form that includes all associated Individual Members' names, along with a check or purchase order.
- Individual Student Membership - $25 per year. If your intern credential program is a CATC Partner Organization, you may be eligible for a 2-year FREE student membership. Check with your credential program director for details.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the California Teacher Corps, follow the simple prompts at the following link: Join Now!
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