Campus Events Promoting Math and Science Teaching
California State University, Bakersfield has worked with the TEACH grant, TQP Kern Rural Teacher Residency, Bechtel funded Kern Urban Teacher Residency, and the CSUB FabLab to address the state teacher shortage through inviting the community and current CSUB students to attend various on-campus events that encourage Single-Subject credentials in Math and Science and Foundational Level math and General Science credentials.
Hired liberal studies students to become club mentors to visit, engage, and assist future teacher clubs in high schools and community college students interested in teaching. They receive training from Educators Rising.
Evening/Weekend/Off-Campus Group Advising Sessions
San Diego State University offers group advising sessions for people interested in teacher credential programs in untraditional formats. For example, we recognized the need for some people employed full-time that were unable to attend sessions during business hours on weekdays. Therefore, we now offer sessions in the evening (7pm) or on Saturdays (11am). Another example is offering these sessions off campus, to reduce the struggle of finding parking on campus during rush hour, and having… Read more
Education Career Fair
Host a career fair where you invite a variety of education-based organizations to hire students into the field of education. Include multiple school districits to promote vacant teaching positions, paraprofessional positions, and volunteer opportunities. Invite current credential students, prospective students, and alumni to attend.
Why I teach? Why You Teach? Campaign
Short videos of teachers describing why they teach and why the viewer might want to teach...these videos will be circulated widely on college website, social media, etc.
Teacher Excellence Institute
Free professional development provided to current teacher candidates and mentor teachers. Candidates and mentor teachers are asked to bring a friend (potential teacher, TA) to participate as well.
Educate Campus Faculty and Staff About Profession
Provide trainings to faculty and staff across campus to teach them about the profession and how they can support future teachers in their classroom.
Minor in Education
Offer a minor in Education within your college to attract undergraduate students across all majors. Consider minimizing the amount of units required for the minor to make it more accessible to students with high-unit majors. Offer courses within the minor where the students are able to complete their early field experience requirement. This allows you to track, engage, and introduce the students to your credential and graduate programs.