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California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Website is designed to recruit individuals 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 Website is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession.

The TEACH California project is consistent with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlarkson's, mission statement for CDE. Watch the State Superintendent's video message on needing more teachers.

"California will provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a multicultural, multilingual, and highly connected world."

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.

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