Current and former Cal Teach interns have access to financial support based on the extent of participation in Cal Teach and (sometimes) documented financial need. Must successfully complete internship and seminar and be a proposed or declared STEM major. Scholarships are typically as follows: $150 for CaT1, only with established financial need; $300 for CaT2, and $600 for CaT3, regardless of financial need. Payments are awarded after all internship and course requirements are met. If there is unmet financial need, scholarships will be paid through the UCSC Financial Aid Office. The payment may replace some portions of a loan or work study allocation.

Most financial support is provided through reimbursement for expenses documented with original receipts.

Note: In order to receive any payments or reimbursements from UCSC, you need to fill out the highlighted sections of the Payee Set Up 204 Form and submit to Cal Teach. Please be sure to fill out the 2nd page called Vendor Electronic Funds Authorization, so that all payments will be deposited directly to your bank account.  This will avoid checks being sent to old addresses.

Internship requirements for accepted interns

Fingerprinting: Cost of fingerprinting will be paid by Cal Teach. If you are in Santa Cruz, please get fingerprinted at Santa Cruz Livescan. You will not need to pay upfront if you go to Santa Cruz Live Scan. If a Cal Teach intern is fingerprinted elsewhere, the intern MUST pay upfront ($75-80) and email a copy of the receipt to calteach@ucsc.edu with a request for reimbursement. Alternatively, you can mail a receipt to our mail address.

Cal Teach’s Campus Address:
Cal Teach UCSC
MS: PB Sci Dean’s Office
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

TB Test: Up to $30 at Doctors on Duty. TB testing is also fully covered at UCSC Health Center with UCSHIP insurance. For further TB tests (x-rays), contact Cal Teach in advance. You must submit the original copy of the receipt to Cal Teach.

Travel expense support: For more distant schools, we support students up with a fixed reimbursement rate, depending on school location. Submit the Travel log to Cal Teach.

After successful completion

Internship scholarship for CaT1, CaT2, and CaT3: Must successfully complete internship and seminar and be a proposed or declared STEM major. Scholarships are typically as follows: $150 for CaT1, only with established financial need; $300 for CaT2, and $600 for CaT3, regardless of financial need. Payments are awarded after all internship and course requirements are met. If there is unmet financial need, scholarships will be paid through the UCSC Financial Aid Office. The payment may replace some portions of a loan or work-study allocation.

Intensive Internship Stipend: Taxable stipend, typically $450 for one- week internship. All successful intensive interns are eligible. Paid after all internship requirements are met. Sources of funds are base program funds and National Science Foundation.

Summer Teaching or Research Stipend: Taxable stipend, typically $300-$3,000, depending on the length of the internship. Paid after all internship requirements are met. Sources of funds are various.

Credential application and preparation expenses

CBEST exam reimbursement: Interns who have successfully completed CaT1 are eligible. Submit receipt with amount paid, bank statement showing (feel free to block out any personal information that does not relate to the purchase) that amount being taken, and official scores. Source of funds is: Landesman Fund.

CSET exam reimbursement (test codes: 211-213, 215, 217-220 only): Interns who have successfully completed CaT2 are eligible. Submit receipt with amount paid, bank statement showing (feel free to block out any personal information that does not relate to the purchase) that amount being taken, and official scores. Source of funds is: Landesman Fund.

Certificate of Clearance: Interns who have successfully completed CaT3 are eligible. Reimbursement for both fingerprinting and online application. Submit both original receipts with amount paid and bank statements showing (feel free to block out any personal information that does not relate to the purchase) that amount being taken. Source of funds is through the Landesman Fund.

Scholarships for UCSC MA/Credential program

NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars: Interns who have successfully completed at least one Cal Teach internship may apply for this competitive scholarship of $25,000. Teaching service required, or scholarship converts to a loan. Application deadline: varies by year, ~January 15. Interview required. Paid through the UCSC Graduate Division. Source of funds is: National Science Foundation.

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Supports prospective and early career K–12 mathematics and science teachers in the Cal Teach program at UC Santa Cruz with expenses associated with becoming a teacher.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program to provide scholarships to increase the number of teachers with strong science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) content knowledge who teach math and science in high-need U.S. schools.