Exam & Professional Development Reimbursement

For Active SMI Students, effective Fall 2019-Spring 2020 (Sept-May): 

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

$99/science (before 8/7/17 exams)

$133/science subtest I(after 8/6/17 exams)

$134/science subtest II (after 8/6/17 exams)

  • 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

$99/science (before 8/7/17 exams)

$133/science subtest I(after 8/6/17 exams)

$134/science subtest II (after 8/6/17 exams)

  • 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

Post-Exam Scholarship

Each SMI advising appointment will be reviewed for eligibility, which will take into consideration the SMI Exam Target Completion Timeline.

$30: CBEST 

$75: CSET Math 

$100: CSET Science (approx. 75% of exam fees) 

BONUS (after foundation level + CBEST have been completed): $40 for each add'l math/science CSET exam (e.g. Math Subtest III, Science Subtest II life sciences, Science Subtest II chemistry, Science Subtest II physics, Science Subtest II earth and space sciences) 

  • Completed EDUC 3 (minimum C grade)
  • Provide passage of exam results
  • Satisfy the contract agreement terms of the SMI Post-Exam Scholarship

 

CBEST & CSET Exam Fee Reimbursement

Procedures and Guidelines

Submit the following materials to the SMI Resource Center. 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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