CUSD approves Fresno State teaching credential support program


The Clovis Unified School District Governing board passed a motion to authorize the district superintendent or designee to enter into an agreement with Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education to provide support for employees seeking to attain teaching credentials.

The school district’s agreement with Fresno State is a partnership devoted to developing future teachers for the district.

The Paraprofessional Teacher Development Center, located at Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education, will serve as a all-inclusive hub that will assist with registration, advertisement, financial aid, tutoring and all personal situations that might inhibit progress toward the completion of the credential.

The Center will serve as a home for CUSD teacher preparation participants on campus. Coordination will be provided for the placement of students that are employed as paraprofessionals, with the agreement that they will be obligated to teach in Clovis Unified schools if offered a position.

The program will provide a “grow your own” approach, according to the school board’s agenda, and will enhance the preparation pipelines for future CUSD instructors.


Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.