Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Aspiring Classified Employee Into Teaching (ACEIT)

The recruitment of well-trained, well-qualified teachers is a priority for MCOE and local districts. The ACEIT grant fund is provided by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE), California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Brandman University, Hartnell College and several districts within Monterey county were awarded a multi-year grant to support classified employees who are interested in entering the teacher profession. The grant funds provide tuition to employees who are in the process of earning degrees which will lead to a teaching credential.

There are 180 slots available for interested employees. Participants in the grant must show progress towards obtaining their teaching credential. The grant expires in 2022.

Support is provided for participants. This support includes the following:

  • Flexible course times
    On-line, face-to-face, evening courses
  • Financial assistance
    Tuition, testing fees
  • Release time/flexible hours
  • Academic advising
  • Classroom Teaching Support
  • Cohort leaders
    Monthly meetings to help answer questions and to determine progress

The following districts are involved in the grant consortium:

  • Alisal Union School District
  • Big Sur Unified School District
  • Chualar Elementary School District
  • Gonzales Unified School District
  • Greenfield Union School District
  • King City Union School District
  • Lagunita School District
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
  • North Monterey County Unified School District
  • Oasis Charter School
  • Pacific Grove Unified School District
  • Salinas City Elementary School District
  • Salinas Union High School District
  • San Antonio Union School District
  • San Ardo Union School District
  • San Lucas Union School District
  • Santa Rita Union School District
  • Soledad Unified School District
  • South Monterey County JUHSD
  • Washington Union School District

College/University Admissions

Contact information

Monterey County Office of Education
Cathy Cranson
Director, Special Projects


Hartnell College
Jhivan Ejan

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Brandman University
Dr. Donna Estill-Fearnside

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CSU Monterey Bay
Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado

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Cathy Cranson

Director, Special Projects
Phone: 831.784.4155

Gail Kuehl

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0368

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