Educator development outcomes
UC’s Science and Math Teacher Initiative (CalTeach) has released an abbreviated version of its annual report. The brochure summarizes how CalTeach is recruiting, preparing and inspiring the next generation of math and science educators.
CalTeach addresses the state's need for more math and science teachers.
Since its inception, CalTeach has enrolled 7,877 participants, of whom 1,085 have gone on to receive teacher credentials in either math or science. In 2012-13, CalTeach enrolled 1,738 participants, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year.
Housed at all nine of UC’s undergraduate campuses — Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz — programs invite students majoring in math or science to augment their studies with a sequence of CalTeach courses that introduce them to teaching while they concurrently complete undergraduate degrees.
California Subject Matter Project
Teachers consistently rate California Subject Matter Project professional development more highly than other professional development programs, and CSMP has been successful in its goals to serve teachers from low-performing schools and teachers of English learners.
Teachers reported that their participation contributed to students' achievement (92 percent), conceptual understanding (82 percent), engagement in activities (80 percent) and ability to explain their reasoning (64 percent).
The majority of graduating seniors taking UC Links college courses go on to pursue graduate or professional studies (including teacher education).