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CALTEACH PREPARES EXCEPTIONAL K-12 TEACHERS IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
CalTeach is a University of California system-wide program to recruit, prepare, and support exceptional K-12 teachers in science and mathematics. The initiative began in response to both state and national concerns about the critical shortage of highly qualified elementary and secondary teachers.
CalTeach at UCSB includes opportunities for both undergraduate students and graduate teacher credential candidates. These opportunities are outlined below.
At the undergraduate level, CalTeach combines quality courses and classroom experiences to prepare students to enter a teacher education program, such as the UCSB Gevirtz School’s Teacher Education Program. Many students taking CalTeach courses opt to fulfill the Science and Mathematics Education Minor, which has two tracks. One track is for prospective elementary teachers and the second is for prospective secondary teacher.
At the graduate teacher education level, those who have taken CalTeach courses and/or participated in the CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering or COASTAL programs as undergraduates are given preference for the NSF Noyce Teacher Scholar awards. For 2024-2025, the Noyce CalTeach COASTAL award is available for students seeking a secondary credential in biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics in the UCSB Teacher Education Program.
A Noyce Teacher Scholar award for students requires recipients to commit to two years of teaching in a high-needs school. Noyce Teacher Scholars also participate in regular enrichment activities and join a community of Noyce Teacher Scholars in California and the nation. One cannot receive both a Noyce and a TEACH award. For additional financial support for secondary science and mathematics teachers at UCSB TEP, see their Financial Assistance webpage. Learn more information about Noyce COASTAL here.
Dr. Karin Lohwasser, CalTeach Program Director, (805) 893-8091, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Darby Feldwinn, CalTeach Lecturer in Chemistry, (805) 893-2127 or email@example.com
Dr. Chris Ograin, CalTeach Lecturer in Mathematics, (805) 893-5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Julie Bianchini, CalTeach Faculty Director, (805) 893-3301 or email@example.com
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