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Six Steps to Become a Teacher!

Learn what it takes to become a teacher!

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Make and Follow Your Career Plan

Plan your next steps to becoming a teacher by creating a Career Plan.

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Find the Right Teacher Preparation Program

In 3 easy steps, find the right program for you!

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Find Financial Aid

How do you plan to pay for your education?

Understand the
Requirements

for becoming a teacher in California.

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Check out our collection of resources related to becoming a teacher and teaching in general!

Visit our Resources for Aspiring Teachers in California section to access additional information about becoming a teacher.

Is there support for novice teachers? Yes!

California has an effective credentialing program to support novice teachers, which is called Teacher Induction. Learn about it on our new Induction page.

Have Questions?

Check out our Virtual Advisor and F.A.Q. pages!