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MSCS Professional Learning Grant

Information regarding the Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Professional Learning (MSCS PL) Grant.

Assembly Bill 185, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022, Section 53 of the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill for the 2022–23 California State Budget allocates $50 million to a county office of education, which shall partner with the Fresno County Office of Education’s Early Math Initiative and collaborate with other state-sponsored and nonprofit mathematics, science, and computer science educator training initiatives. The MSCS PL Grant will issue $50 million to one county office of education through a competitive grant process to do all of the following:

  • Expand existing statewide infrastructure and capacity to provide educator professional development and coaching in mathematics, science, and computer science for grades four to twelve, inclusive.

  • Generate and disseminate professional learning opportunities for grades four to twelve, inclusive, educators designed to enable local implementation efforts of the California Next Generation Science Standards, the California Common Core State Standards: Mathematics, and the California Computer Science Standards.

  • Support local efforts to improve family and community engagement in mathematics, science, and computer science education, and positively engage families and communities in implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards, the California Common Core State Standards: Mathematics, and the California Computer Science Standards for pupils in grades four to twelve, inclusive.

  • Facilitate, to the greatest extent practicable, coordination among the grantees of other mathematics, science, and computer science educator professional development initiatives, including but not limited to all of the following:

Program Questions: Shannon Gordon, email: PLSMO@cde.ca.gov

Downloading Questions: Alyssa Khan, email: PLSMO@cde.ca.gov

A Request for Applications will be posted soon.

Program Authorization

Assembly Bill 185 (Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill of 2022) External link opens in new window or tab.
Assembly Bill 185, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022, Section 53 of the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill.

Questions:   Professional Learning Support and Monitoring Office | PLSMO@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 27, 2022