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Keeping Your Options Open

Most teaching credentials require undergraduate preparation and post-graduate work, and CalTeach will help you choose courses that satisfy the requirements for your degree and a credential program. With CalTeach, you can explore your interest in teaching while pursuing your studies with your fellow math and science majors.

Specialized classes, specialized research opportunities, and direct work in K–12 classrooms complement disciplinary studies to prepare you to pursue a teaching credential after receiving your bachelor's degree. Ask your adviser or contact your campus CalTeach representative about the math and science and education majors and minors available at all UC campuses.

K–12 teachers

There is a critical need for more science and mathematics teachers like you. CalTeach participants come with an intense desire to learn what it takes to teach science and mathematics. They are there to support you in the classroom and serve as a college-going role model to your students at the same time!

By mentoring CalTeach participants directly, you can help better prepare future science and math teacher preparation in a big way. As a mentor teacher you will share your expertise and experience with a CalTeach mentee.

CalTeach students come with the content knowledge to teach in their disciplines. They have K–12 public school field experience and know their way around a classroom.

“I am extremely thankful for all the professional career guidance and field experience UC Riverside’s CalTeach program provided along my path to becoming a high school math teacher. Looking back, I cannot believe I was able to complete my education in four years. I am now a high school teacher and I would have not been able to achieve this without CalTeach.”

Maria De Lourdes Mosqueda
Alumna, UC Riverside CalTeach