Summer House 2020 Digital Residency

Summer House, an institute that exists to grow and develop young black men who will soon finish college and enter the job force, is running a 4-week institute for black men who are considering a career in education. This paid opportunity will give rising college juniors and seniors a virtual, cohort-based experience for learning about public education from multiple perspectives.  Eligible candidates must be rising college juniors or seniors with an interest in education, though they do not need to be enrolled in a teacher ed program.  To learn more about this opportunity, attend the Zoom info session on Monday, June 8, at 3pm PDT via the flyer information below.  If you have any questions, please contact Vincent E. Cobb, II and Rashiid Coleman

Summer House Info Session


CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools

This press release was originally published on the California State University website.

​​​The California State University announced today that it has been awarded two new grants totaling $930,000 from Microsoft. Funding will be utilized to increase the number of scholarships available to teacher education candidates specializing in mathematics, science and computer science, as well as to expand the design of computer science courses and mathematics training curriculum for current teachers.

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California Native Garden Foundation Internships

For the past 20 years, California Native Garden Foundation in San Jose has hosted college interns from institutions throughout California as well as internationally. This summer, in addition to our usual activities, we are building curriculum for new certification and degree programs in ecological fields including:

  • Nature Immersion Early Childhood Education
  • Outdoor STEAM Education for K-8th grade
  • Regenerative Organic Agriculture (ROA)
  • And more!

There will be opportunities for hands-on learning at our gardens and urban ROA farm (outdoors, which is much safer, while maintaining social distancing), as well as online internships for students who live further, or are unable to meet in person.

To learn more about our foundation, visit  To apply for our internships, complete this Google form.

California Native Garden Foundation Internship

Apply to Become an SJSU Civic Action Fellow

The C.A. Fellowship is a national service partnership involving SJSU and local after-school programs to provide enrichment and fellowship in computer programming and about careers in STEM to underserved 3rd-6th grade youth.  Each fellow receives a $6000 stipend and $2320 education award!

To apply to be a Civic Action Fellow, you must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Please download and submit an Application Form, as well as a copy of your unofficial transcript from the previous semester, a personal statement, and a resume to

In addition, please download and email a blank copy of the Letter of Recommendation Form to your reference providers. They will need to email the completed recommendations to

For more information about the fellowship, visit

SJSU Center for Community Learning and Leadership Civic Action Fellow



The CARES Act Grant at San José State University provides temporary, short-term, emergency financial assistance to eligible students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship that could adversely affect their educational success. The main criteria for a grant are the demonstration of a genuine need and that the capacity for continued study may be in jeopardy due to financial hardship.  To learn more and submit a grant request by Tuesday, May 5, visit

Summer Positions with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation

If you’re looking for summer employment, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation has notified us that they have the following positions available:

  • Program and Technology Manager – STEM Middle School Program
  • Seasonal Part-Time Elevate [Math] Teacher
  • Seasonal Part-Time Elevate [Math] College Mentor
  • Seasonal Part-Time Computer Science Institute Teacher
  • Seasonal Part-Time Teaching Assistant – Computer Science Institute

Students receiving tutoring

External Grant Opportunity

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Elementary

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) encourages students to consider earning a teaching credential and teach in a high-need field, at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award $20,000 Golden State Teacher Grants to over 4,400 eligible students across California, that are enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation program on or after January 1, 2020.  To learn more, visit the California Student Aid Commission website!

External Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

The Lurie College of Education was recently made aware of the external opportunities listed below so we want to pass the word along to our community!

Galileo Spark Innovation Scholarship

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Drawing heavily from the innovation process inspired by the Institute of Design at Stanford, Galileo runs an evolving series of programs for kids pre-K through 8th grade. The camp is split into two subsections, Camp Galileo for kids from pre-K to 5th grade, and Galileo Summer Quest for kids between 5th and 8th grade. Galileo also designs and runs camps for The Tech Museum of Innovation — 4th-8th grade.  The Galileo Spark Innovation Scholarship was recently established to give back to aspiring educators who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any major, and who intend to apply that degree to work as innovators in preK-12 education.  Learn more about how to apply for a $1000 scholarship by Sunday, November 24, by visiting the Galileo Camps website.


Ignited, a non-profit that believes the most effective way to influence education is through teachers, is seeking applications for their summer fellowship.  The fellowship is a full-time placement that lets teachers experience first-hand what it takes to be successful in today’s industry and research environments.  Learn more about how to apply for the fellowship program by mid-February by visiting the Ignited Education website.