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:
For academic advising and assistance, please contact our student peers at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
and/or our Student Services Coordinator Geral Lowe at email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
For scholarships and programs, please contact Kaitlan Maissen at Calteach@berkeley.edu (link sends e-mail)
CalTeach Program Manager David Crowell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
You can check out our course offerings here
During the 2022-2023 school year we are utilizing the Koshland Endowment program to support our promising teaching candidates in getting to the schools where they are needed most. Fill out an application to the Travel Hurdle Scholarship.
Please stay safe and stay in touch!
— CalTeach Team