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Bringing together K-12 school districts, county offices of education and institutions of higher education to support grow-your-own teacher pipelines utilizing expanded learning programs since 1999.


Teaching Fellows gain the real-world experience and knowledge they need to thrive in the teaching profession.

Recruit college students and community members from communities of all sizes through out California’s Central Valley

725 hours of hands-on experience per year

180 school days worked per year

40 hours of paid professional development per year

Access to personal development including free life coaching, future educator support, scholarships, and MORE


High School


While in high school students gain access to college-level professional development, a college mentor, the opportunity to take and pass the paraprofessional exam, and start their journey as a Teaching Fellow! We work with district CTE, ROP, and expanded learning programs to provide additional resources to the students in the pathways. We believe that working together will ensure the best results for our K-12 pupils.

High School



  • Teaching Fellows receive hands-on experience, professional and personal development, and flexible schedules that meet their needs as they work towards their college degree. Teaching Fellows have the option to work morning, afternoon, and summer.

  • While enrolled in college, Teaching Fellows have access to paid professional development, free life coaching, financial coaching, career coaching, paid job placement in local schools, and the opportunity to make a difference daily in the lives of youth. CTFF, K-12 schools and local institutions of higher education all work together to best align class schedules, professional development and meaningful job placement.

Credential and Residency


As Teaching Fellows graduate, CTFF provides offramps into teacher residencies and/or teacher credential programs that best meet your their needs. CTFF provides support to Teaching Fellows as they transition from undergraduate into credential programs such as: application assistance, test preparation sessions, scholarships, and direct connections to the residencies or credential programs that best meet Teaching Fellows’ needs. Many credential and residency programs provide students financial stipends, school site placements, mentor teachers, ongoing professional development, and in many cases preferential hiring upon completion of the program.  CTFF is invested in helping build the next generation of great future teachers and leaders.

Credential and Residency


Start building your resume and skills while you’re still in high school!


College and University

  • California State University, Fresno
  • Clovis Community College
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Fresno City College
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Madera Community College
  • Merced College
  • Porterville College
  • Reedley College
  • West Hills College

K-12 School Districts

  • Fresno County Office of Education
  • Clovis Unified School District
  • Cutler Orosi Unified School District 
  • Dinuba Unified School District
  • Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District
  • Fresno Unified School District
  • Golden Plains Unified School District
  • Kerman Unified School District
  • Kings Canyon Unified School District
  • Madera Unified School District
  • Mendota Unified School District
  • Merced Union High School District
  • Parlier Unified School District 
  • Porterville Unified School District
  • Sanger Unified School District
  • Selma Unified School District
  • Valley ROP


  • California Afterschool Network
  • California Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division
  • National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR)
  • Fresno K-16 Collaborative
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