(a) Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who have been admitted to a program of professional teacher preparation at an institution approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are eligible to receive a Cal Grant T award for the equivalent of one year of full-time attendance. Payment for this additional year is limited to only those courses required for an initial teaching authorization. An award under this section may not be used for other courses.
(b) The commission shall allocate Cal Grant T awards using academic criteria or criteria related to past performance similar to that used in awarding Cal Grant A awards.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 336, Sec. 6.)