San Francisco school board moves forward on teacher housing project

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The San Francisco school board took a big step toward building apartments for some teachers and their classroom aides, a closely watched project that seeks to ease the housing crisis for educators. READ MORE



Crossing Boundaries: The Future of Science Education

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries are booming. In the U.S. the STEM industries account for more than half of the sustained economic expansion, while in the U.K., the tech industry grew 32 percent faster than any other industry. READ MORE



'Robin Hood effects' on motivation in math

Wednesday, August 9,2017

Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study indicates the intervention program has a "Robin Hood effect" which reduces the "motivational gap" between students from different family backgrounds because new information about the importance of math is made accessible to underprivileged students. READ MORE



CalTeach 2016-17 Program Highlights

Monday, May 1, 2017

CalTeach reaches students and schools throughout the state. Since its inception, more than 12,000 UC undergraduate students have explored careers in teaching math or science through CalTeach. Of these, nearly 2,000 CalTeach participants have gone on to receive math and science credentials and more than 1,700 CalTeach alumni have pursued teaching in California’s public schools.

In 2015–16, CalTeach continued to expand its recruitment and preparation of UC undergraduates for careers as math or science teachers. Despite statewide decreases in the number of people entering the teaching profession, CalTeach participation continues to flourish. READ MORE



Cal Teach gives campus students skills to support equity in classrooms

Sunday, April 23,2017

Cal Teach was created to help combat issues facing K-12 education and specifically focuses on math and science education because, according to Stone, California needs math and science teachers.

According to Stone, the program started 10 years ago and had just 16 students in its first semester. This past year, the program has 524 student enrollments and anticipates giving out 27 credentials. It expects to have more than 200 teachers credentialed by 2020. READ MORE



CalTeach 2014-15 Program Highlights

Monday, August 1, 2016

The University of California Science and Math Teacher Initiative (SMI/CalTeach) helps to address California’s shortage of well-qualified K-12 mathematics and science teachers by improving California’s undergraduate pipeline to mathematics and science teaching credentials.

Cal Teach at UC Berkeley is proud to contribute to this initiative through its Science and Math Education Minor and Credential Program. READ MORE



CalTeach Students to Graduate With Degrees, Credentials

Friday, May 13, 2016

Stephanie Ruiz and Carisza Lenaburg will be among the many UC Merced students earning bachelor’s degrees at this weekend’s commencement ceremonies. Unlike their fellow graduates, however, Ruiz and Lenaburg will also be graduating with single-subject teaching credentials from UC Berkeley.  READ MORE



UC pledges to boost pipeline of STEM educators

Monday, February 29, 2016

The University of California is stepping up its efforts to prepare new science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers for classrooms across California.  READ MORE



New NSF Grants Support Cal Teach Berkeley Scholarships, Internships, and Research

Monday, December 7, 2015

Current and prospective K–12 teachers involved in the Cal Teach Berkeley program now have more opportunities to develop as science and math educators, thanks to two new grants that extend National Science Foundation (NSF) support for scholarships, internships, and research experiences.  READ MORE



Obama Administration lauds UC's commitment to Latino student achievement

Monday, October 19, 2015

The University of California's efforts to streamline the community college transfer process and a pioneering program that launches math and science majors into teaching careers were among several UC programs the White House recognized today (Oct. 15) for investing in high-quality education that will benefit the nation’s Latino community.  READ MORE



A Year in Cal Teach

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A lot can happen in a year. For students in the Cal Teach Berkeley program, a year can encompass coursework, field placements in middle and high school classrooms, and research in a campus lab. Most of all, it incorporates a lot of learning.  READ MORE



Sisters Make Cal Teach a Family Affair

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sometimes it takes encouragement to choose a career in teaching. Statistics major Cindy Kang didn’t have to look far: Her older sister, Connie, was a Cal Teach Berkeley student.  READ MORE



Embracing K–12 Computer Science Education

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Today, computing technology is part of everyday life and every field. California’s booming tech industry has more jobs than people to fill them. Yet in one area, computer science lags behind: K–12 education.  READ MORE