Friday, July 3, 2015

Southwestern College Left Navigation

Cal Teach

What is CAL TEACH? The California Center for Teaching Careers (CalTeach) is a one-stop information and referral service for individuals considering or pursuing teaching careers. CalTeach's mission is to:
  • develop and distribute statewide public service announcements;
  • develop and distribute effective recruitment publications;
  • create a referral database for qualified teachers seeking public school employment;
  • provide information to prospective teachers regarding requirements for obtaining a teaching credential and/or admission to and enrollment in conventional and alternative teacher preparation programs; and
  • develop and conduct outreach to high school and college students.
CalTeach implements its mission by using an aggressive public outreach program, sophisticated yet accessible technology tools and strong collaborative connections with other teacher preparation advocates. CalTeach produces a newsletter, hosts an interactive web site, sponsors a telephone helpline and distributes a steady stream of advertisements, brochures and videos. All are designed to make both Californians and people nationally aware of teaching as a valued, rewarding career that is vitally important to California's future.

CalTeach was created by the California Legislature as an outgrowth of the recommendations of the California Statewide Task Force on Teacher Recruitment, a broad-based group that studied the policies and issues surrounding teacher credentialing. The Task Force's work became the basis for CalTeach's mission. CalTeach is administered by the CSU Institute for Education Reform as an intersegmental program. Representatives from the California Department of Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, and Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities collaborate to guide the work and mission of CalTeach.

CalTeach staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of California's future teachers. We look forward to serving you.

Nancy Brownell, Director CalTeach
Kris Marubayashi, CoDirector CalTeach
Denise Jones, Associate Director, Outreach
Kathy Bogard, Administrative Analyst

What are the Rewards of Teaching
California will need 260,000 to 300,000 teachers in the next ten years. The demand is especially high in urban and rural areas, and in the fields of math, science, bilingual education and special education.
Special programs and incentives are in place to help people become, and remain, teachers. Find out what those programs are and how to become a fully supported teacher in California.

Teaching has always been rewarding. With $34,000 starting salaries and other benefits for California teachers, you can also make a good living.

To learn more about making a living or making a difference as a California teacher, click on one of the items to the left. You can also learn about special incentives for teaching in a low-performing school.
Are you applying from out of state?
  • National Road Show
    CalTeach recruiters are coming to a location near you!
  • California: A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play
    Your complete guide to the golden state.
  • Becoming a teacher in California if you hold an out of state credential
    The quickest path to your California credential.
For more information visit the following website. 1-888-CALTEACH (225-8322)