STEM Teaching Resources
Education 140: Math & Science Teaching Careers (Spring)
This is a course designed to expose math and science students to successful academic
practices as well as the teaching profession. You will explore a variety of teaching
methods by observing local math and science teachers. You will begin to complete required
early experience hours needed to enter a teaching credential program.
- Targeted preparation coursework and field experience
- Personalized career and academic counseling
- Ongoing financial aid advisement
- Focused academic success tracking
- Access to California Basic Education Skills Test
- (CBEST) preparation workshops
For more information, Please contact:
805.922.6966 ext. 3549
As a component of the University of California's Science and Math Initiative (SMI),
CalTeach addresses the critical need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) undergraduate teacher preparation. Designed to address California's science
and mathematics teacher shortage, this innovative program recruits and prepares mathematics
and science majors for future teaching careers by providing special coursework and
field experiences in K-12 schools while they complete their undergraduate degrees.
Teach for America:
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids
growing up in poverty get an excellent education. We recruit a diverse group of leaders
with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting
by teaching for two years in a low-income community.
Volunteers in math teach basic concepts, including remedial math, geometry, algebra,
statistics, probability, and calculus. Volunteers in science teach general science,
biology, chemistry, and physics.
Depending on your specific assignment, you might:
- Collaborate with local teachers to develop teaching materials and improve teaching
- Integrate health and environmental education into the curriculum, and support other
school and community activities, such as HIV/AIDS prevention and education
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