California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Web site is designed to recruit teachers to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Web site is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession.
The mission of the CDE is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards. The purpose of the Special Education Division at the CDE is to provide information and resources to serve the unique needs of individuals with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and non-academic skills.
TEACH California is a special contracted project of the California Department of Education with the Sacramento County Office of Education. Some federal funds are provided to California from the U.S. Department of Education through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U. S. Department of Education.