Background image: CalTeach

About CalTeach

CalTeach is a program for undergraduate majors interested in developing a deep understanding of STEM teaching & learning. Our coursework focuses on STEM pedagogy, educational theory and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, with concurrent field work in local classrooms and tutoring centers. Cal Teach offers a minor in Science and Math Education, as well as a unique opportunity to complete a California K-12 science or math teaching credential as an undergraduate simultaneously with their undergraduate degree.


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).

Cal Teach Berkeley

New Course Offering!

EDSTEM 197 Field Studies in STEM Education

EDSTEM 197 is designed to provide undergraduate students with practical and immersive field study experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for K-12 and/or college students. Field Experiences allow students in the course to deeply engage in various facets of STEM teaching such as curriculum development, classroom instruction, pedagogical workshops, and arts integration (STEAM). Alongside a focus on field experiences, students will also be expected to engage in team-building and fieldwork reflection activities with classmates, emphasizing the importance of collaborative environments for STEM teaching & learning.

*This course is initiated in partnership with the Associated Students of the University of California, Office of Senator Kailen Grotell-Brown.

Stay tuned for further details on this exciting new course!