(a) The commission shall distribute program information and student applications to participate in the loan assumption program to each eligible institution and to each school district or county office of education operating a district intern program pursuant to Section 44381. Each eligible institution shall receive at least one allocation, and the remainder shall be distributed to eligible institutions proportionate to the number of teaching candidates from each institution who completed the coursework required for a teaching credential based on the most recent data available from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In addition, the commission shall reexamine its outreach and marketing strategies to inform both potential undergraduates and persons employed outside of academia about the availability and benefits of the loan assumption program. To this end, the commission shall enlist the advice and support of the California Center for the Teaching Profession, the University of California, the California State University, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, and private employers and their associations throughout the state.
(b) Each eligible institution, school district, and county office of education shall sign an institutional agreement with the commission, certifying its intent to administer the loan assumption program according to all applicable published rules, regulations, and guidelines, and to make special efforts to notify students regarding the availability of the program, particularly economically disadvantaged students.
(c) To the extent feasible, each eligible institution shall coordinate the loan assumption program with other programs designed to recruit students to enter the teaching profession.
(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 516, Sec. 12.)
Education Code 44381