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Reimbursement Programs


financial aid

For Active SMI Students:
Exam & Professional Development
Reimbursement Program

TIERED CHART - ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

Funded Activities

Exam Registration

Cost Coverage

Requirements

Tier 1

CBEST

$41

  • Provide passage and payment documentation for Tier 1 exam
  • Complete EDUC 3 (minimum C grade)
  • Complete EDUC 4 (minimum C grade) or Complete Peer Mentor Program (2 or more terms)
  • Maintain an updated SMI Program Plan

Tier 2

Up to first CSET math/science subtests

$99/math

$69/science

  • Provide passage and payment documentation for Tier 2 exam(s)
  • Complete EDUC 3 (minimum C grade)
  • Complete EDUC 4 (minimum C grade) or Complete Peer Mentor Program (2 or more terms)
  • Maintain an updated SMI Program Plan
  • Pass CBEST exam (documentation required)

Tier 3

Up to second and third CSET math/science subtests

$99/math subtest

$99/science subtest

  • Provide passage and payment documentation for Tier 3 exam(s)
  • Complete EDUC 3 (minimum C grade)
  • Complete EDUC 4 (minimum C grade) or Complete Peer Mentor Program (2 or more terms)
  • Maintain an updated SMI Program Plan
  • Pass CBEST (documentation required)
  • Pass one CSET math/science subtest exam (documentation required)

Post-Tier: Professional Development (PD)

One or more of these activities:

-Additional CSET math/science subtests

- Professional development workshops/conferences

- Professional affiliation memberships

- Scholarly STEM-EDUC journals

$125/year

  • Complete EDUC 3 (minimum C grade)
  • Complete EDUC 4 (minimum C grade) or Complete Peer Mentor Program (2 or more terms)
  • Participant of the CMST Apprentice Program or attended 4 TTSM general meetings
  • Completed at least one upper-division foundation EDUC course
  • Maintain an updated SMI Program Plan
  • Pass CBEST (documentation required)
  • Pass at least 1 CSET math/science subtests (documentation required)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend PD event in-full
  • Debrief with SMI advisor after PD event

CBEST & CSET Exam Fee Reimbursement

Procedures and Guidelines

Schedule an appointment (smi@ucr.edu) to submit the following materials to the SMI Resource Center. 

            • W-9 Form
            • CBEST/CSET test results (For verification purposes, SMI will gladly make a copy from the original document.)
            • Submit original receipt of exam payment (e-mail confirmation from CBEST/CSET).
            • Complete SMI's Exam Reimbursement Online Survey (will be sent to requestee upon receipt of reimbursement request)

REIMBURSEMENT FOR REGISTRATION FEES ONLY - LATE FEES AND OTHER CHARGES (COMPUTER-BASED SERVICES) ARE NOT PERMITTED FOR SUBMISSION.

CBEST and CSET Preparation guides and reference materials are available at the SMI Resource Center (1315 Pierce Hall)

 

Professional Development Reimbursement

Procedures and Guidelines

For pre-approval:

  • W-9 Form
  • Complete the Pre-Professional Development Application for Registration Fee Support
  • Submit copy of registration form & payment of receipt

For post-approval:
    • Schedule consultation with SMI Advisor at smi@ucr.edu.
    • At the time of consultation with SMI Advisor, submit original copy of the PD agenda/program materials

 

Classroom Instructional Supplies Reimbursement

Procedures and Guidelines

An excellent way to develop pre-service training in the classrooms is to develop and implement classroom lessons with mentor teachers. As a way to support your classroom endeavors, SMI offers a modest reimbursement program to help offset costs associated with implementing classroom lessons.

If you wish to seek financial assistance from SMI toward your lesson implementation (up to $25/lesson), please follow the set of instructions listed below:

      1. Before implementation of lesson –
        Submit the Step 1: APPROVAL FORM with documents requested in the form to SMI Resource Center.  Please allow for 5 to 7 days to review your request and for the items to be purchased/delivered.
      2. After SMI’s Approval
        • Purchase supplies (if SMI is unable to furnish these specific items)
        • Implement lesson
        • Submit Step 2: Reimbursement Form with itemized paid receipt of items SMI approved for reimbursement.
List of Unapproved Items
      • Food or Beverage Items
      • Explosives/Firearms
      • Controlled Substances/Narcotics/Dangerous Drugs
      • Consultants
      • Purchases from University Employees and Near Relatives
      • Radioactive Items
      • Rental of Real Property
      • Repairs to the Plants & Grounds

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All policies and procedure are subject to changes due to resource and funding limitations.


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General Campus Information

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

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Tel: (951) 827-4970
Fax: (951) 827-4971
E-mail: smi@ucr.edu

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