• Build Our Own Staff as Teachers (BOOST)

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    The Career Ladder is pleased to announce the Building Our Own Staff as Teachers (BOOST) Program. BOOST is a grant funded program and is authorized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program. The California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program addresses the state’s teacher shortage in STEM, special education, bilingual education, and transitional kindergarten. New to the program are supports in the areas of physical education and the performing arts.

    BOOST members may be any classified school employee who has completed a minimum of 60 semester units or has earned an Associate of Arts degree or higher and would like to become a teacher in an identified area of need. Members are supported in their undergraduate education, professional teacher preparation, and certification as credentialed California teachers through individual mentorship, financial assistance, and test preparation. Members may receive up to $4,500 annually. The current grant award provides funds from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027.  


    BOOST applications are accepted year round. Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed in consideration for program acceptance. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and eligible applicants will be accepted to the BOOST program as space allows.

    To apply to the BOOST program, follow the link below to complete the online application:


    Career Ladder Application


    The following documents are required to be considered for program acceptance:

    1. Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
      1. Upload a copy of all college and university transcripts to the ATTACHMENTS tab (a high school diploma is acceptable when applicable)
      2. Foreign transcripts require a transcript evaluation from an approved agency (click here for a list of approved agencies)

    2. Principal Reference is required for all school site employees. Immediate Supervisor Reference is required for all non-school site employees.
      1. In the REFERENCE tab, add your current or most recent principal or immediate supervisor reference information. A request to complete an electronic reference will be emailed to all persons added to the REFERENCE tab. The principal or immediate supervisor reference must be received for your application to be considered.
    When creating an account:
    • In the Personal Information tab > for Applicant Type > select Career Ladder
    • In the Address tab > for Permanent Email Address > use a personal email address (not an LAUSD email address)
    • In the Address tab > for LAUSD Email > add your LAUSD email address (this is required for all current LAUSD employees)
    • In the Attributes tab > for LAUSD Employee Number > add your LAUSD employee number (this is required for all current LAUSD employees)


    Career Ladder Application

  • Contact

            Dr. Bryan Johnson

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    333 S. Beaudry Avenue,
    15th Floor

    Los Angeles, CA 90017