Recruiting Diverse Future Teachers in NUSD

Originally approved on October 11, 2017, by NUSD Board Trustees, our Diverse Future Teachers program is an exciting plan to invest in our future teachers that reflect the diversity of our community! On April 14, NUSD Board Trustees approved a three-year extension of the Diverse Future Teachers program. Our primary interest is to find former NUSD students who are in the final stages of earning their bachelor’s degree and are considering a career in education. Additionally, we are looking for candidates that meet qualifications and experiences identified below that we know will support our diverse student population, especially candidates like current NUSD classified staff. A pamphlet with complete details for Cohort 4 and an FAQ section are provided below.

Here’s what NUSD will do to help you become a teacher:

  • Pay 80% of the cost of your one-year teacher credential program
  • Provide an NUSD Macbook for use during your credential program
  • Provide a $500 monthly allowance for 12 months if you choose to live within NUSD boundaries during the duration of your credential program
  • Provide monetary incentives if you meet requirements for:
    • Diversity: $5,000 (i.e. lived in a ZIP code that matches our demographics; bilingual; demonstrated academic interest in subjects such as gender, race, multicultural studies; involvement with organizations that support underserved students)
    • Earning teaching credentials in “hard to fill” subject areas: $5,000 (i.e. Math, Science, Special Education, World Language, Career-Technical Education)

If selected for participation in this program, in return for this investment, you will commit to teaching in NUSD for a minimum of 3 years, because we believe that the consistency and commitment of diverse, quality teachers will help our students achieve our vision that they become college and career ready.

Contact our Human Resources team with questions at (916) 567-5855.

Application & Selection Timeline

Q&A and Application Period 
August 2 – October 22, 2021 

Invitations to Selection Days 
By November 9, 2021 

Selection Day(s) 
Dependent upon number of applicants and subject to change
November 30 

December 2-3, 2021 

Official Program Invitation 
Subject to change if needed
By January 3, 2022 

Credential Program 
Application Process 
Once selected for the Cohort 4, candidates will work with credential program they have selected to meet credential program entrance requirements.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to broadening the diversity of our workplace. All applications and resumes are welcome. The Natomas Unified School District is determined to provide district employees, interns, volunteers and job applicants a safe, positive environment where they are assured of full and equal employment access and opportunities, protection from harassment or intimidation, and freedom from any fear of reprisal or retribution for asserting their employment rights in accordance with law. No district employee, and, to the extent required by law, interns, volunteers, and job applicants shall be discriminated against or harassed by any coworker, supervisor, manager, or other person with whom the employee comes in contact in the course of employment, on the basis of the actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in employment, you should immediately contact Angela Herrera, Chief Academic Officer (Compliance Office for Title IX and CC of R Title 5) at 916-561-5253, [email protected] or 1901 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834. A copy of Natomas Unified School District’s uniform complaint policy and non-discrimination policy are available upon request.