Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program

  • ACT Program Elementary Education

    ACT Now to Make a Difference

  • ACT Program Elementary Education

    Pursue Your Teaching Credential

  • Secondary Education - Take the Steps to Your Next Career

    Take the Steps to Your Next Career

  • ACT Program Secondary Education

    Accelerate Your Goal to Become a Teacher

  • ACT Program Secondary Education

    Begin a Rewarding Career

  • ACT Program Elementary Education

    Help Fill the Teacher Shortage

Join the 2-Semester ACT Preparation Program

May 31, 2019

Interested in Earning a Teaching Credential in Two Semesters??? Interested in a $10,000 Stipend??? Join the 2-Semester ACT Preparation Program!

Join the ACT Program!

Are you Eligible for the Stipend?

  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Commit to teaching in a high-need LAUSD school for two years;
  • Demonstrate a belief in the ability of all students to succeed and in the centrality of a teacher’s role in this success; and
  • Demonstrate an interest in working with English learners, working in urban and/or high-need schools, or supporting students with special needs.

About ACT

The Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program is offered through the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). ACT is designed for post-baccalaureate credential candidates interested in pursuing a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist Credential through a two-semester fulltime program that focuses on addressing the diverse needs of urban school learners. Candidates progress through the program as a cohort, completing a residency year with a mentor or mentors in high-need schools and coursework in the late afternoon and evening. Through grant support from the CSU system, candidates admitted to ACT may apply for a $10,000 scholarship.

Contact Information

ACT/ACT-R Office

Chris McDonald
(818) 677-2567

ACT Coordinators

David Kretschmer, Elementary Educ.,
Brian Foley – Secondary Educ.,
Nancy Burstein, Special Educ.,

Visit the ACT Program website:

Program Begins August, 2019