Porterville College

California Mini-Corps

California Mini-Corps Program Goals

  • To provide direct instructional tutorial services to increase migrant student academic achievement through a cadre of trained college tutors.
  • To develop a cadre of future bilingual-bicultural credentialed teachers that will be better equipped to work with migrant students.

Mini-Corps participants are full-time, undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in education. Mini-Corps participants work as teacher assistants in public schools providing direct instructional services to migrant children. Mini-Corps participants work under the direction of certificated teachers and are supervised by a Mini-Corps College Coordinator. Participants are paid an hourly wage for their work in the program and also receive monthly training where they learn strategies to work with their students and can later implement as a classroom teacher. The Mini-Corps Program provides a unique opportunity for future teachers to network in local schools.

For additional information about the Mini-Corps Program contact:

Cynthia Escudero
Phone: 559-791-2300
Google Voice Number: 559-791-8046
Email: cescudero@bcoe.org
HC 2022

  • Have an interest in becoming an educator
  • Experiential knowledge of the migrant lifestyle
  • Full-time college student (12 units or more)
  • Bilingual
  • Citizen of the United States or meet resident criteria
  • Availability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week in schools
  • G.P.A. Freshman 2.0, Sophomore 2.3
  • Financial Aid Eligibility
  • Have Transportation
  • Pass basic skills assessment or have 48-semester units
To apply, click on the following application link: