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Grow your career

Grow your career

CSEA is an active member of the education community, and a strong advocate for lifelong learning and professional growth.  Whether you’re looking for a transfer, promotion or different job altogether, CSEA is there to help.

Union scholarships and career grants help pay for your continued education. CSEA conferences, seminars and workshops offer you practical solutions and insight to education careers. Public school and community college employees also have several resources available to them online, some which are listed below:

Classified School Employee Teacher Credential Program

This program provides grants to classified employees who want to become public school teachers. 


Ed-Join posts job vacancies for over 900 California non-profit educational organizations.  You will find the largest one-stop location for certificated, classified, and public school management opportunities.

Career Centers

These publicly-funded resource centers help you find jobs - from entry level to technical or professional. Explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot and which are not. Get résumé writing tips, job interview strategies, and other assistance.

TEACH California

Paraeducators and other classified employees are ideal candidates for school districts looking to line up future special education teachers. With practical experience in today’s schools and a passion for working with children, many classified employees have pondered the question.


California's Employment Development Department's (EDD) Job Service provides an automated, easy-to-use system for personal computers. The system serves individuals seeking employment and employers who want to fill job openings.

Career One-Stop

Access over 1 million jobs, get labor market trends and tips, post your resume for thousands of employers.

Résumé Tutorial

This online guide helps you build a better résumé. Go step by step or skip to the section that interests you.

Career Ladder – Food Service/Child Nutrition

The California Dept. of Education sponsors professional development opportunities for people pursuing careers in child nutrition programs and food service management.

Career Ladders – Paraeducator

Paraeducator career ladders provide instructional assistants and other paraeducators the opportunity to gain proper recognition and compensation for demonstrating increased skills and responsibilities required for movement through the progressively higher levels of a paraeducator job family.

Careers with CSEA

Working for the California School Employees Association will present you with a challenging and rewarding career.

Education Planning

CSEA would like to help you and your family in as many ways as possible in achieving your educational goals. In addition to offering scholarships and grants to help offset some of the costs, below is a list of resources to assist you and your family, including information on completing the GED, Adult Education, professional certification programs, on-line degrees, and various guides to California colleges and universities.

Professional Development

CSEA offers training programs to develop leaders, help members achieve upward career mobility and improve the quality of members’ lives.