About the Credential
Undergraduates who have completed the CalTeach minor and declared a major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field are eligible to apply for the credential program. This program supports them in obtaining a math or science secondary school teaching credential, allowing them to begin teaching in middle or high school upon graduation. Students admitted to the credential program will participate in student teaching while concurrently enrolling in the final CalTeach course, EDSTEM 303: Apprentice Teaching.
The CalTeach Credential Program is unique in the state of California as it grants credentials concurrently with undergraduate education. This enables aspiring teachers to enter the classroom sooner and at a reduced cost compared to a typical post-baccalaureate credential program.