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Turning Students into Teachers

Cal Teach is a new program to prepare and support math, science, and engineering students who are interested in becoming K-12 math and science teachers. It consists of a sequence of courses and experiences—including time in classrooms—to help our students become great teachers while they simultaneously complete the requirements of their undergraduate degrees, making it easier and faster for new graduates to get into K-12 classrooms. In this way, Cal Teach hopes to address the shortage of highly qualified math and science teachers in California, while getting our students into rewarding and meaningful careers.

Cal Teach came about as a result of a partnership between the state's universities, K-12 schools, government and industry leaders, with a goal of putting 1,000 new science and math teachers annually into California classrooms by the year 2010. We work in partnership with the Science & Mathematics Initiative; visit the SMI website for more in-depth history.

Science, math and engineering majors: Join Cal Teach!
Do you have a passion for science or mathematics? Would you like to share your passion with and influence the lives of young people? If so, teaching may be the career for you. You can get a jump on your career now, before you graduate, by joining Cal Teach. Learn more about the benefits of joining Cal Teach here.

Current K-12 Teachers: be a mentor teacher!
Do you enjoy working with new/potential teachers? Would you like a science, math or engineering student in your classroom to serve as a role model for your students? Do you need support with creating new science or math lessons or projects? If so, consider being a mentor teacher for the Cal Teach Program! Learn more about being a mentor teacher here.

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