Welcome to Cal Teach UC Santa Cruz
California Teach is a University of California program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors. Its goal is to increase the number and retention of new, highly qualified math and science teachers in California. UCSC's program offers undergraduates paid K-12 internships, academic and career advising, teacher professional development and mentoring, and other support towards becoming a credentialed teacher. Successful Cal Teach interns are encouraged to enroll in UCSC's combined Master of Arts in education and teaching credential program for which merit fellowships are available.
Your gift will help maintain strong Cal Teach offerings for undergraduates at UCSC. Please designate Cal Teach if making an online donation. For more information on how to give to Cal Teach, please contact the Development Office at 831-459-2192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts to the Edward and Miriam Landesman Fundfor Future Teachers of Math or Science allow us to provide individual financial support to Cal Teach interns and recent graduates. For more information on how to give to the Landesman Fund, please contact the Development Office at 831-459-2192 or email@example.com.
CHECK OUT THE LATEST UCSC CAL TEACH NEWSLETTER
Congrats to Erin Caldwell for winning the Survey Raffle! She won a Cal Teach water bottle. Cal Teach will be doing another raffle. Keep submitting surveys to be entered into the next raffle.
The recent UCSC' Cal Teach National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship award prompted an article in the Salinas Californian, with a link to an interview with Cal Teach grad (B.A. '12, MA '13) and Noyce Scholar Mariah Vega in her Salinas middle school classroom. Click Here for the article.
Way to go Cal Teach Interns who participated in the Cal Teach Intensive Summer 2013 September 9-13, 2013. Thank you for your participation at James Lick high school, Gonzales high school, and Fairview middle school. You can check out some pictures on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/calteach.santacruz/
CAL TEACH HAS MOVED TO THE JACK BASKIN ENGINEERING BUILDING (JBEB)! Our new offices are JBEB rooms 157 A, B, and C (around the corner from the coffee shop), and our new student lounge is room 173. Classes are meeting in the new seminar room, JBEB 160. Come see us in our new space!
New support for Cal Teach interns from Hitachi Data Systems! Thanks to a new donation from Hitachi Data Systems in Santa Clara, Cal Teach 1 interns in fall 2012 and winter 2013 may receive a scholarship of $150-$300 based on their Cal Teach service if they have unmet financial need (as determined by the UCSC Financial Aid Office). Special thanks to UCSC alumnus Mark Adams for helping us help Cal Teach interns. If you think you may be eligible, contact Lea for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations Lucas Jones and Alsacia Apodaca! Both won prizes for completing the Cal Teach survey! If you have not done the survey yet, please complete it as soon as you can. If you need to be sent the link again, contact Lea at email@example.com
Cal Teach t-shirts are here!!! Stop by or e-mail to find out about getting one: JBEB 157B, firstname.lastname@example.org. (And thanks to Jacki Jung, the t-shirt designer!)
Read "Teaching the Teachers," an article about UCSC's Cal Teach in UCSC's Fall Review featuring Cal Teach graduate Monica Villaron, who is currently teaching math at Ceiba College Prep in Watsonville!
Cal Teach honored Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Edward Landesman and celebrated UCSC's mathematics and science teaching pathways at the Day by the Bay alumni reunion on April 30, 2011! Click here for more info.
Cal Teach 1 seminars (EDUC 50B and C) will satisfy the PR-S general education requirement (Practice - Service Learning) for students completing the general education requirements that began in fall 2010.
Alumnus Stephen Bruce (Cowell, '79) has contributed additional funds to support former Bruce Fellows in their teaching! Contact Gretchen to apply for a mini-grant.
Cal Teach internships are incorporated into major concentrations in BioEducation in Biology and Science Education in Earth Sciences, the Physics Education major, and the STEM Education minor! Stop by the Cal Teach offices for details.
Danyale Bell, Math Education, '11 and UCSC MA/Credential '12
|“I became motivated to try out education when I realized I had a natural passion and skill in aiding family, friends, and peers in overcoming their academic obstacles. As the oldest female of six siblings, my background and upbringing have instilled in me a sense of responsibility, patience, and dedication to be a role model..." (more)
Shannon Irish, Biology Education '12
|“My friend did Cal Teach her freshman year and told me "YOU WOULD LOVE THIS!" She was right.
Before coming to college you have this goal of becoming this or that but this has helped my open my horizons and try different things that I would have never had the opportunity to do..." (more)
Hear from more interns and alumni!