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About CalTeach

CalTeach is a program for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors interested in exploring a career in education. Through our courses, students learn conceptual teaching skills and practice these methods in local K–12 classrooms. CalTeach offers the Science and Math Education minor as well as a unique opportunity for students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a California teaching credential as an undergraduate.


CalTeach was proposed and funded in 2005 and began hosting courses in 2006. Over the next few years the program expanded its course offerings, and by 2010 the Science and Math Education minor had been fully implemented. That same year the experimental CalTeach Credential Program was approved. Also occurring in 2010 was the founding of Cal Teach's sister program for veteran teachers, Math for America Berkeley. These two programs together comprise the Berkeley Science and Math Initiative (BSMI).


Dear CalTeach community,

CalTeach staff are now back on campus and we look forward to seeing you.

We are always available by email as well:

Slots are still available in some of our course sections. The add/drop deadline is Wednesday February 9th.

You can check out our course offerings here


Save the Date!  

Our virtual Spring 2022 semester kick-off meeting is scheduled for February 15th at 6pm.  All students in our EDSTEM 82 courses should plan to attend, however all are welcome to join! Details to be announced soon.

Transportation Funds

During the 2021-2022 school year we are piloting a new Koshland Endowment program to support our promising teaching candidates in getting to the schools where they are needed most. Please contact David Crowell at (link sends e-mail) for information.

Please stay safe and stay in touch!

— CalTeach Team

Summer Research Institute Info Session

We recently had an info session our SRI program. If you missed it and would like to know more about Summer Research Institute 2022, please view the Zoom recording and the session slides, linked below.

For more information, visit our Summer Research Institute page.

If you are a current K-12 teacher interested in SRI, please visit our Summer Research Institute (for K-12 Teachers) page.

Cal Teach Berkeley

Apply to be a Peer Advisor for CalTeach this summer. Handshake Job #6445591

Announcement: The ARC (Advising & Resource Center) is Open!

The CalTeach ARC, located in Evans Hall 30 on the ground floor, is a space for students and staff to check out inventory items, utilize our fridge and microwave, ask quick questions to our peer advisors, and hang out.

Due to capacity limits, the ARC is being used primarily for 15-minute ARC and inventory visit slots.  You can sign up for a slot at Please visit our inventory website at:

If you would like to sign up for a peer advising appointment, we are conducting those virtually! Please sign up at or email us at

Reminder: Please wear a mask indoors and complete the Daily Symptom Screener before coming onto campus. Thank you!