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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the SSETI Program?
  • What are the advantages of this program versus other programs?
  • Who qualifies for the SSETI  Program?
  • What are the program criteria?
  • I have all of the requirements. How do I apply to the program?
  • What if I do not meet all of the program requirements right now?
  • How do I pay for my tuition?
  • What schools does the SSETI  Program at CSUDH work with?

What is the SSETI Program?

The Secondary Special Education Teacher Interventionist  (SSETI) Program is a federally funded program by the U.S. Department of Education, which seeks to recruit, train, place and support recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, or paraprofessionals. Through this SSETI grant, we are able to offer teacher candidates an alternative path toward teacher certification.

What are the advantages of this program versus other programs?

SSETI offers an accelerated credential program, exclusive access to courses, three-year individualized coaching for participants, job placement and tuition reimbursement.  We will be with you every step of the way to make sure you become a successful teacher!  After you complete our program, we will provide you with opportunities for growth. 

Who qualifies for the SSETI Program?

Under federal guidelines, our program is designed to serve recent college graduates (within three years) who have graduated with a degree in English, social science, mathematics or science or a closely related field, mid-career professionals with substantial career experience in math or science and paraprofessionals with substantial career experience in the content area. The SSETI  Program cannot accept candidates with prior teaching experience and credential coursework.

What are the program criteria?

We are looking for recent college graduates (within the last three years) or mid-career professionals who have never taught and who have not taken any credentialing courses elsewhere. Applicants much have the following to be considered for SSETI:

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Minimum 2.75 Overall GPA
  3. Pass the CBEST exam
  4. Pass the CSET exam (or have approved waiver letter)
  5. Meet U.S. Constitution requirement
  6. Pass the Applicant Interview
  7. Be eligible for university and TED admissions and district employment
  8. Above all, have a passion for teaching! 

I have all of the requirements. How do I apply to the program?

If you have met all of the requirements, please fill out our Candidate Information Form: http://goo.gl/d9C7Lr.  Once you complete this form it will be reviewed.  If you are deemed eligible for our program you will be asked to attend our next information session. 

What if I do not meet all of the program requirements right now?

If you do not qualify at the moment, do not worry. Our staff will be more than happy to meet with you and go over the necessary steps to complete the requirements in order to participate in the program. If you do not qualify for our program, we will give you the steps required to enter the traditional credential program at CSUDH.

How do I pay for my tuition?

All program participants will receive a $7,250 stipend to help with tuition costs. Students may also apply for financial aid through www.fafsa.ed.gov. In addition, you will also be earning a full-time salary as a teacher while completing the program.

What schools does the TTT Online Program at CSUDH work with?

In one year, program participants will earn a mild/moderate credential while teaching as university interns in middle schools or high schools of high need districts across the state of California.

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