Stipends & Credits


Each participant will receive a $1300 stipend. This stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are determined according to the format and duration of the summer program, and are taxable as income. Half will be paid at the beginning of the program, and half at the end. 

To earn this stipend, participants are expected to attend all meetings and engage fully as professional in the work of the project. During the project, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend. 

Project applicants who accept an offer to participate are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, it shall be the recipient institution's responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the participant has already received the full stipend. 


Participants will also earn a certificate documenting attendance and specifying contact hours. In most school districts, you can use the certificate along with the course syllabus to earn professional development credit.

We’ve had our course of study approved for academic units through UC Davis Extension. Should you wish to earn four quarter units (40 hours), you can pay a fee directly to UCD Extension. More information to follow.