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.
Through CalTeach, the University of California is recruiting and preparing mathematics and science majors for future teaching careers by providing special coursework and field experiences in K-12 schools. The University has developed new minors and concentrations that focus specifically on math and science teaching.
This focus complements students' work in their major to ensure both deep subject matter content knowledge and strong pedagogical skills and prepares them for teaching while they simultaneously complete their undergraduate degrees.