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Successful teacher recruitment requires the participation of organizations and individuals involved in education, business, and the larger community. TEACH California has partnered with the following organizations in order to promote their positive contributions to teacher recruitment, increase their visibility, and strengthen our combined efforts to address California's teacher shortage. We are very excited about the potential benefits of working together, in partnerships for California teacher recruitment.


Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) - System
AICCU is an organization whose membership consists of 75 non-profit, independent colleges and universities in the State of California. A number of our member schools sponsor teacher credentialing programs, including the "TEACH California Partner" institutions listed here (Alliant International University, Chapman University College, Mills College, Mount St. Mary's College, National University, Notre Dame de Namur University, San Diego Christian College, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, University of San Diego, Vanguard University).
California Community Colleges (CCC) - System
The CCC is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with more than 2.1 million students attending 113 colleges. Ten campuses are funded by the CCC Chancellor’s Office to prepare, recruit and support future teachers (especially for STEM, career technical education and K-12 hard-to-staff areas) and each offer programs and services, including advising, counseling, transfer support, mentoring, field work, high school pathways, test preparation and access to financial aid for students exploring the teaching profession. Future teachers can find much support and assistance at the CCC campuses. Courses are affordable and access is not complicated. Begin your teaching career today at a California community college!
California State University (CSU) - System
Each of 22 campuses of the California State University and the statewide CalStateTEACH program offer teacher credentials and have recruitment activities. The campuses all have a Teacher Recruitment Project, typically located in the College of Education, which conducts a range of recruitment programs. Recruitment services include advising, test preparation, financial aid--including loan assumption programs and grants, tutoring opportunities, and special programs for individuals interested in teaching. Populations served include high school and community college students, undergraduates, recent college graduates, paraprofessional educators, current teachers seeking second credentials, and mid-career professionals.
University of California (UC) - System
The University of California recruits, trains, and supports K-12 educators at eight campuses, and offers multiple routes to teacher credentialing. Our teacher education programs and professional development are designed to fulfill a shared commitment in preparing high quality educators and improving California schools.

Education Organizations

Advisory Commission on Special Education, State of California
The Commission is an advisory body that provides recommendations and advice to the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research, program development and evaluation in California special education.
Alliant International University
Alliant's CCTC-approved Teacher Education and Credentialing programs offer preliminary credentials in Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Educational Specialist (Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities). All programs are available in a blended format combining online and in-class instruction during evenings and weekends to accommodate working adults. Expert mentorship, applied learning and classroom observations are built into the program for ultimate support and guidance. Teaching candidates may pursue their credential through our intern teaching or student teaching path, while experienced educators without a credential may pursue our early completion option. All credential program coursework counts towards Alliant's online Master's in Education with Teaching Emphasis, which may be completed with 3-6 courses beyond the credential. All programs may be completed within 1-2 years based upon full- or part-time study. Alliant International University is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Aspire Public Schools
The Aspire Teacher Residency Program is a teacher training program that recruits and trains talented individuals of all ages and backgrounds to become highly-effective teachers. The program offers: a CA preliminary credential, a Master of Arts in Education, a $13,500 stipend for the first year plus full benefits, the opportunity to work alongside a mentor teacher for an entire school year, priority hiring for a full-time teaching position in year 2, and tuition reimbursement opportunities
Association of California Community College Teacher Education Programs (ACCCTEP)
ACCCTEP supports the interests of over 30 Community College Teacher Education Programs in the Southern California area. ACCCTEP promotes the establishment, advancement and sustainability of quality teacher education in California community colleges as an essential component of higher education.
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) represents more than 16,000 superintendents, principals, vice-principals, classified managers and confidential employees throughout the state. The mission of ACSA is to support California's educational leaders, ensure all students have the skills and knowledge needed to excel, and to champion public education.
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Program
After a teacher gets a California preliminary credential, they enroll in the BTSA Induction Program to clear their credential(s): Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (secondary), and/or Education Specialist Instruction (special education). California law requires new teachers to complete a two-year induction program in order to receive a clear credential.
Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential, certificate and extended education programs across its five schools in areas of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health.
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
CAPSES is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the leadership role of the private sector in offering quality alternative services to students with disabilities. By providing the highest quality instruction, therapy, guidance and advocacy to their clients, CAPSES members strive to help special education students maximize their potential to lead independent and dignified lives. We are able to build that potential by working together to ensure that appropriate services to all eligible students and their families are consistently provided.
California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers (CARS+)
Our sole purpose is to represent the unique needs of special educators. Board members work to encourage educators entering the field and support them while they are there.
California Baptist University
CBU’s School of Education offers the following credentials: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Administrative Services, Pupil Personnel Services for School Counseling or for School Psychology, and Special Education in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe. The program also offers an option to complete a dual credential in Special Education Mild/Moderate with a Single Subject or Multiple Subject. Each credential provides students an option to add a Master of Science in Education degree with a corresponding specialization or one of the following: International Education, Instructional Computer Applications, Educational Technology, or Special Education. The Credential program is designed to be completed in 3-4 semesters, with an additional 2-3 semesters to complete the master’s degree.
California Deaf-Blind Services
California Deaf-Blind Services is the federally funded, statewide technical assistance and training project serving individuals from birth to age 21 with combined hearing and vision problems, their families, and service providers. All project services are provided at no cost to recipients.
California Education Round Table Intersegmental Coordinating Committee
The California Education Round Table is a voluntary association of the chief executive officers of all the state's educational systems. The Intersegmental Coordinating Committee (ICC) is the Round Table's administrative and programmatic arm. One of the Round Table's initiatives is to mobilize the resources of the educational systems to enhance the teaching profession.
California Federation of Teachers
CFT is a statewide federation of education union locals. We advocate for higher salaries and better working conditions for education employees through collective bargaining, political action, and legislative lobbying, including stronger teacher recruitment efforts.
California Math Council
CMC believes that all students have the capacity to become mathematically competent and confident when provided a rigorous and challenging mathematical program supported by high expectations. We are committed to promoting professional activities leading to excellence in teaching, and to increasing the diversity of leadership in mathematics education.
California Music Educators Association
The California Music Educators Association (CMEA) is the professional organization representing California's 7,200 credentialed music educators. CMEA's vision is to provide all California Students access to a first-class education in music.
California School Boards Association (CSBA)
The California School Boards Association (CSBA) is a collaborative group of virtually all of the state's more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education. It brings together school governing boards and their districts and county offices on behalf of California's children. CSBA is a member-driven association that supports the governance team - school board members, superintendents and senior administrative staff - in its complex leadership role.
California School Employees Association (CSEA)
The California School Employees Association believes in promotional opportunities for paraeducators and negotiates career ladders with school districts in order to assist paraeducators who would like to become teachers.
California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
Representing speech-language pathologists (SLPs), SLP assistants, speech aides, audiologists, and families with communication and related disorders.
California State Council for Exceptional Children
CA State Council for Exceptional Children (CA State CEC) is the state organization of the National CEC. We represent special education teachers in all California Schools and future teachers working towards their credentialing in Special Education.
California State University, Chico
If you're going to play basketball, go to UCLA. If you're going to play football, go to Texas. But, if you're going to teach, go to Chico State!
California State University, Chico, Integrated Teacher CORE
This blended program combines a BA in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject (elementary) credential. Most students complete the program in four years! Students move through the program with a cadre of about 25-30 students.
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fresno offers the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities (including Internship Program), the Professional Level II Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities, and the Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Special Education. Our credential programs are approved through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and are part of our accreditation through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
California State University, Fullerton
The Center for Careers in Teaching at CSU-Fullerton is a comprehensive undergraduate advising center for future teachers. We provide career, academic and personal counseling for students planning a career in elementary school, middle school, high school, special education and higher education.
California Teach - University of California - Davis - MAST
The UC Davis Math and Science Teacher Program (MAST) is a partner in the state-wide Cal-Teach SMI project. Through seminars, internship, and advising we encourage math, science, and engineering students to explore the joys of teaching while keeping all career options open to them.
California Teach - University of California - Berkeley
The Cal Teach program encourages STEM majors to consider pursuing careers in teaching by providing early fieldwork experiences with mentor teachers in local schools and also provides coursework and a credential program for those students that intend to pursue mathematics and science teaching.
California Teach - University of California - Los Angeles
Our goal is to encourage and support students who are interested in exploring K-12 Math or Science teaching. Of courses include 30 hours of observation, participation and assisting in K-12 schools and 2-unit seminars to support those field experiences.
California Teach - University of California - Riverside
The California Teach Science/Mathematics Initiative (CaTEACH-SMI) is a new UC program initiated by an agreement between the Governor of California and the University of California President. The mission of the program is to increase the number of prepared candidates for single-subject teaching credential in science and mathematics.
California Teach - University of California - Santa Cruz
UCSC's Cal Teach program is a component of the systemwide University of California Science Mathematics Initiative which recruits and prepares undergraduates for careers in science and math teaching. Undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors are placed in paid K-12 internships, take supporting coursework, and receive advising, career professional development, and financial support towards becoming teachers.
California Teacher Corps
The California Teacher Corps (CATC) is a membership organization for alternative certification teacher credential programs and teacher candidates. The CATC website provides information about alternative certification programs in California, membership, and the Annual Conference.
California Technology Assistance Project - Region 10 (CTAP) (Formerly)
We work with BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment), providing professional development for pre- and in-service teachers focusing on technology integration in the classroom. CTAP is no longer funded in California.
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (CFTL) at WestED
The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning addresses critical challenges and improves the quality of technology use both in and out of the classroom to increase student learning.
The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning was founded on the belief that the knowledge and skills of teachers are key to increasing students’ academic achievement and, therefore, should be the foundation of any effort to improve public education. We engage and inform education stakeholders, community members, and policymakers about gaps, barriers, and facilitators to high-quality teaching and learning in a digital age.
Cerritos College
Cerritos College's Teacher TRAC program offers many services and programs for students interested in teaching K-12. The program is comprised of three pathways for future teachers: an elementary teacher pathway, secondary teacher pathway, and Career Technical Education teacher pathway.
City College of San Franciso (City College of SF)
The Teacher Preparation Center has been providing support to future and current teachers at City College of SF since 1998. Participants can attend workshops, engage in fieldwork opportunities, receive advising, counseling and resource information, enroll in related coursework attend conferences and events and receive transfer, certificate and graduation assistance.
Coastline Community College
Coastline offers a Certificate of Specialization in Educational Studies and is a partner with Orange Coast and Golden West in the Coast Community College District's Teach3 Program. Coastline serves as the Distance Learning provider for courses articulating to (ITEP),(CSULB) and (STEP),(CSUF) , Liberal Studies Online, and other participating Universities and programs.
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing serves as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California.
Dominican University of California
Our highly successful teacher education program is recognized for its comprehensive and innovative training, small classes, individualized attention and a supportive learning community. All candidates pursue a Master of Science in Education degree alongside the teacher preparation coursework necessary to meet the California state credentialing requirements. At our two locations in San Rafael and Ukiah, we offer the following Teacher Preparation Programs: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, Dual Credential: Multiple or Single Subject/Education Specialist.
Edutopia is published by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, founded in 1991 by filmmaker George Lucas as a nonprofit operating foundation that publishes media showcasing the most innovative practices in K-12 education, including how technology offers new opportunities for teaching and learning. Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia video, and Edutopia magazine, the Foundation spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. To find out more go to www.edutopia.org.
Family SOUP
Family SOUP is a family resource center for children of all ages with special needs serving both families and professionals in a collaborative of trainings, workshops, support groups, fun family activities, and facilitated referrals and support through the service agency and school systems. In our continuing partnership with educators we hope to increase special education teacher recruitment among parents and families of students with special needs.
Fullerton College
Provides specialized services and opportunities to students who are pursuing careers in teaching. Services include workshops, early fieldwork placement, and working with area universities regarding dual admissions, blended programs, and articulated curriculum.
Golden West College
The Golden West College TEACH3 program offers education students a personalized path to achieve their teaching goals and presents future teachers with the quickest route to the classroom in a supportive atmosphere.
LA Mission College
Los Angeles Mission College is a two-year community college which serves the educational needs of students in the San Fernando Valley. The Teacher Prep Program (TPP) at Mission provides supportive services to future teachers including counseling, workshops, networking opportunities, and much more.
Mills College
The education of teachers in a liberal arts setting is a proud tradition at Mills College. Our School of Education offers a two-year teacher preparation program that leads to both a teaching credential and master's degree in education. Designed to prepare teachers to excel and flourish in today's complex and challenging school system, our Teachers for Tomorrow's Schools (TTS) Program integrates theory and practice in a curriculum that combines course work and classroom teaching.
Mount St. Mary's College
MSMC offers teacher credential and masters programs for beginning and experienced teachers interested in public and private school employment. Our state approved programs prepare teachers for elementary, secondary and special education (mild/moderate disabilities) classrooms.
Mt. San Antonio College
Being a part of this program provides you with special support and services to help you choose classes, make transfer decisions, and complete a teaching credential in elementary, secondary or special education teaching, as well as an Associate Degree for instructional aides.
National University
Through the collaboration between the School of Education, the College of Letters and Sciences, and the School of Human Health Services, National University offers teaching credentials at the Bachelors and post-Baccalaureate levels of education to prepare multiple-subject, single-subject (English, Mathematics, Health Education, Physical Education), special education teachers and in educational administration, school psychology and school counseling
Notre Dame de Namur University
NDNU offers Credentials – Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Special Education plus autism add-on, and Administrative Specialist. Master’s Programs – Education, Special Education, and School Administration, as well as Bachelor’s Programs-Liberal Studies (BA) and a Blended Liberal Studies BA/Credential program.
Parents Helping Parents
PHP's mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care.
Personnel Improvement Center
The Personnel Improvement Center is a federally-funded technical assistance and dissemination project dedicated to increasing state, higher education and local school district capacity to recruit, prepare and retain special education personnel. We offer an array of services that are designed to respond to contextual needs for personnel development in a variety of settings. These evidence-based practices have resulted in increased quantity and quality of special education personnel in our nation's schools.
Project Tomorrow
The YouthTEACH2Learn Program is a year-long career exploration program where high school students explore teaching as a career. During the course, the high school students gain practical experience by observing elementary school classrooms, learning how to teach, developing and teaching standards-based lessons to younger students in neighboring elementary schools, and participating in local community service projects. In addition, the high school students also have the opportunity to meet local educators, attend career panels, and visit local college campuses in order to determine if teaching is a "good-fit" for their professional goals."
Rossier School of Education at USC
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares students to enter the teaching profession and pursue a career teaching in a variety of settings and environments. Students can complete a teaching credential and Master's degree in approximately 13 months of full-time study either on-campus or online.
Rossier School of Education Online at USC
University of Southern California (USC) provides online courses through the USC Rossier Online. Online master's and doctor's degrees are available. These innovative programs are designed and taught by the same renowned USC faculty members who teach on campus, and take advantage of a state-of-the-art online learning platform to blend live, face-to-face online classes, dynamic self-paced coursework and field-based experiences. Learn more about our online degree programs by selecting a program below.
Sacramento County Office of Education
SCOE provides technical assistance, curriculum and instructional support, staff development, legal and financial advice, and oversight to Sacramento County school districts. SCOE directly educates more than 30,000 children and adults, and provides support services to 16 school districts. SCOE recruits teachers for Juvenile Court, Community Schools and Special Education
Saint Mary's College of CA
We are a graduate school of education providing both credential and master's programs.
San Diego Christian College
San Diego Christian College is a WASC accredited institution, offering Multiple and Single Subject teaching credentials that are issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Programs start in January, June, and August.
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
SRVUSD ranks among the top 5% of all school districts in California, and the top 2% of all unified districts in the state (California Academic Performance Index, 2006).
Santa Ana College
The Center for Teacher Education is a resource center which offers information, academic advisement, and support for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching with an emphasis in preparing students for employment in local public elementary and secondary schools. Our mission is to assist Santa Ana College students to achieve their fullest potential as students, prepare them to transfer to the CSU, UC, or Independent University of their choice, and become excellent teachers and leaders in the field of education.
Student California Teachers Association (SCTA)
Student California Teachers Association is a pre-professional organization for college students in California who are pursuing careers in education. Our mission is "to offer the tools necessary to foster interest in the education profession, as well as provide pre-professionals information about their rights, responsibilities, and support systems necessary to become a committed part of the education profession." - SCTA Constitution
Teach Tomorrow in Oakland
TTO recruits and retains local, diverse teachers who make a commitment to Oakland Unified School District for at least five years.
Touro University California
The Graduate School of Education at Touro University California provides a supportive, personalized learning environment that prepares educators to be innovative leaders in their communities. Touro offers a Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential, Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe), and a unique Dual Credential that allows students to obtain a Special Education and Multiple or Single Subject Credential simultaneously. Touro has six Master’s degree programs, run in a cohort model, as well as an Innovative Learning online Master’s program to accommodate working professionals. Touro University California is a private, non-profit institution and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges located on Mare Island, in Vallejo.
Troops to Teachers
Reflecting the focus of the No Child Left Behind Act, the primary objective of TTT is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve students from low-income families throughout America. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other critical subject areas, and assists military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching.
Tulare County Office of Education
The California Teacher Recruitment Program (CTRP), operated by the Tulare County Office of Education, assists school districts in the San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys, Los Angeles County, and Inland Empire area by recruiting and referring a diverse candidate pool of NCLB qualified teachers that are accessible to deciles 1-3 schools, with special emphasis on high-need positions identified by districts, especially in math, English, science and special education. The CTRP also works with local universities in these areas to increase the university pool of candidates available to districts and sponsors teacher fairs within each region in order to assist districts in the hiring process.
University of California - Davis - School of Education
The UC Davis School of Education marshals the knowledge and resources of the world's top public university to effect and support change in schools and community colleges. We educate and mentor high quality teachers and educational leaders who serve as advocates for all learners.. We engage in research and policy analysis focused on student outcomes. Our science single subject credential program prepares teachers with the knowledge and skills to promote high quality, hands-on science education for California's diverse classrooms. Our mathematics single subject credential aims to prepare and develop teachers to lead in today's high technology mathematics classroom. We emphasize the use of technology in making mathematics accessible to all students. Each UC Davis elementary and secondary credential program (agriculture, English, mathematics, science, and social science) offers the student the opportunity to complete the credential program and masters degree in five quarters.
University of California, Irvine Extension
The University of California, Irvine Extension Education Programs deliver relevant application-based programs designed to "teach the teachers." These programs focus on techniques to increase subject matter competency, content knowledge, academic literacy, and content pedagogy, as well as tailored programs to develop new leaders among teachers and administrators who serve to shape the success of individual schools and districts.
University of San Diego
"The Department of Learning and Teaching of the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences offersteacher credential programs, as well as programs in Curriculum and Teaching; Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education; Language, Literacy, and Culture; and Special Education. Our programs are accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). We are a recent recipient of the Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity and Inclusion from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education."
University of the Pacific (UOP) Benerd School of Education
UOP offers undergraduate and graduate credential programs in Single Subject, Multiple Subject and Education Specialist. Our supportive environment allows aspiring teachers to excel.
Vanguard University
The Graduate Program in Education at Vanguard University provides a supportive, reflective learning community in which teachers develop the professional relationships, skills, and knowledge base necessary to empower ALL students to reach their highest potential. This program integrates vibrant Christian faith with all facets of learning and life.
Western Governors University (WGU)
Ranked #1 by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), accredited by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and recognized as an National Education Association partner because of their affordable tuition and competency-based approach to education, WGU Teachers College is the place to go if you are serious about making a difference as an educator.

Business/Community Organizations

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
EnCorps mission is to recruit, transition and support experience professionals and military veterans in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields as teachers and tutors who deliver excellent STEM education to all children in disadvantaged communities. Through a selective application process, qualified professionals are accepted into EnCorps and supported as they become California credentialed teachers.