Join Cal Teach
Science, math or engineering majors! Are you interested in a K-12 teaching career? Then join Cal Teach!
The Cal Teach program provides:
- A way for you to complete your science, engineering, or mathematics degree while simultaneously exploring and obtaining experience with teaching as a career.
- Paid field experiences in local K-12 schools supervised by "mentor teachers".
- Information about California teacher-credentialing requirements.
- Support for subject matter preparation.
- A community of like-minded people who are interested in math or science teaching.
- Noyce scholarships to science, math and engineering students who committ to teaching for 2 years in a high needs school district. This Robert Noyce Scholarship is intended for students who have completed their junior year, are majoring in a STEM field and participate in Cal Teach in order to pursue a teaching career in mathematics or science. Ideal candidates demonstrate academic leadership characteristics as well as a desire to increase their knowledge of mathematics, science, and/or education. The value of the scholarship is $10,000. Awardees must commit and sign a contract to teach for 2 years in a high need school district following graduation. Click here for the application. Applications are due July 31, 2009.
- Possible financial incentives, including loan-forgiveness programs, for participants who commit to teaching science or mathematics for a specified period after graduation, and additional incentives to encourage students to teach in low-performing schools.
To show your interest in the Cal Teach program, contact Program Advisor Winnie Froehlich with your questions.