CalTeach field placements take place primarily in East Bay schools, with some in San Francisco, and there are a number of ways students can get to and from their school site:
- Some schools are within easy walking distance of UC Berkeley.
- All locations are accessible by bike or public transit (bus and/or BART).
- Students may organize carpool with each other if they are placed at the same site.
Additionally, CalTeach provides students enrolled in EDUC 131AC with the opportunity to request a financial stipend for BART transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from their field placement locations. All trips should begin and end in Berkeley. Lyft/Uber (or similar) usage will not be reimbursed unless pre-approved by the department.
Note: 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 email@example.com(link sends e-mail) (link sends e-mail) for information.