Sabbatical Leave

General Information

If you are a member, other than a retired member, you may elect to purchase service credit that you would have earned while on an employer-approved sabbatical leave (in compliance with Education Code Sections 44966-44969).


Sabbatical leave must be approved by your employer pursuant to Education Code Section 44966.

CalSTRS may require additional documentation from the employer who granted the sabbatical leave.

Upon completion of sabbatical leave, you must return to the same district for a period equal to twice the period of the leave.

Additional Information

Sabbatical leave service credit can be used toward meeting eligibility requirements for all CalSTRS benefit enhancements.