Why teach?
CalStateTEACH meets you where you are.

They Are Waiting for You

Every child deserves a dedicated and inspired teacher. In California, we have a teaching shortage and many children are waiting for that teacher. Are you the one?

Why Teach?

Why would you want to be a teacher? Every teacher has a personal, professional, philosophical or economic reason to do so. These CalStateTEACH candidates and graduates share their stories. 

Why Teach?

What are you looking forward to?

How do you engage students?

Is CalStateTEACH Right for You?

The mission of CalStateTEACH is “Preparing, Creative, Collaborative and Reflective Teachers for California’s Future.”  Our vision is that CalStateTEACH’s work and that of our teachers will enable the children we serve to have the opportunity to participate fully in the digital world of the 21st century.

  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Are you currently teaching or interested in teaching in an elementary (multiple subject) classroom?
  • Are you seeking a credential program that will provide you with relevant information that you can use in your classroom immediately?
  • Do you have a busy schedule that makes it difficult to attend traditional classes?
  • Are you located too far from a university to attend classes conveniently or you dread the traffic and parking challenges that may come with attending traditional classes?
  • Are you a self-motivated independent learner?

If you answered yes to the above questions, CalStateTEACH may be the perfect credentialing program for you! Our candidates and graduates share their experiences in the Program. 

The Experience


For more  information about CalStateTEACH go to our  About page. 

APPLY NOW to start making a difference!

Reasons to Teach

Reasons to Teach