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Special Education Credential

Scholarship Program

In December 2018, the Las Virgenes Unified School District was awarded a $1,500,000 Special Education Capacity Building Grant. This grant allows for LVUSD to offer a limited number of scholarships, not to exceed $20,000 to qualified aspiring Special Education teachers in the Ventura/Los Angeles area to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and books incurred in getting a California Education Specialists Credential.


To apply for this program, aspiring candidates must have a bachelors degree from a regionally-accredited university. Additionally, all candidates accepted into this program will be required to work for LVUSD for four years, or else they will need to pay back a portion of the scholarship. Given that scholarships are limited, an application process involving letters of recommendation and an interview are required. If a candidate is not selected for a scholarship this year, they can re-apply in future years, provided that funding continues to be available. For all candidates hired by LVUSD, the cost of clearing your credential will also be covered by this grant. 

Please join us for a virtual information session on

December 1st at 3:00 PM via this link: CLICK HERE

Applications are Due December 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM


Please return application to:

Ryan Gleason,

Director of Education and Leadership

Las Virgenes Unified School District

4111 Las Virgenes Rd.

Calabasas, CA 91302

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