This page includes a searchable database of strategies, programs, and reports related to the recruitment of teachers, something we also think about as activating the desire within many students to serve their communities in a meaningful way, with a special emphasis on recruiting for diversity. Specific characteristics of future teachers are listed when the resource specifically targets those populations. Resources can be searched by keyword and filtered by population and/or type of resource.
We welcome new strategy suggestions; you may submit them using the Recruitment and Strategies Suggestion form. Generally, these resources are available at no cost or through a subscription carried by CSU campus libraries.
View a list of barriers to teaching that have been used to address some of the real and perceived obstacles that teaching candidates face.
We welcome new ideas for activating and recruiting future teachers; use the Recruitment Strategies form to submit additional suggestions to the list.
We offer CSET exam preparation programs for career changers, credential students, and other undergraduate candidates.
Submitted by: CSU Monterey Bay Populations: Credential Student, Other graduate, Undergraduate Strategies: Test prep assistance
For the past ten years we have offered 40-hour CSET I and II content institutes to support teachers in obtaining their Foundational Level Credential.
Submitted by: CSU San Bernardino Populations: Credential Student, Undergraduate Strategies: Test prep assistance
As part of a comprehensive teacher recruitment strategy, CSUSM has established a Teacher Recruitment Committee that is charged with recommending short term and long-term recruitment goals. This committee is now a standing Committee of the School of Education governance structure.
Submitted by: CSU San Marcos Populations: Community College, High School Strategies: Other
The author of this article, Marcelle Haddix, supports efforts to recruit teachers of color into teacher education, but she argues that these efforts will fail if (a) teacher preparation programs ignore their unique voices and experiences, and (b) if nothing is done to change the current PK-12 system--if, she writes, "...
Submitted by: Ken Futernick Populations: Students of color Strategies: Research Report Links: Diversifying Teaching and Teacher Education: Beyond Rhetoric and Toward Real ChangeThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
A 2018 report from the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) by Desiree Carver-Thomas. Describes the benefits of a diverse workforce for students and the need to retain teachers of color once they are hired.
Submitted by: Ken Futernick Populations: Students of color Strategies: Research Report
The most effective MSTI project activities at Cal State LA are early field experiences for math and science students and implementation of streamlined credential pathways.
Submitted by: CSU Los Angeles Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Early field experiences
The College of Math and Science MSTI leader at CSUSM received a National Science Foundation grant entitled “A Model of Educational Transformation: Developing a Community of Faculty Implementing Next Generation Physical Science and Everyday Thinking.” Associated with this grant are two undergraduate physics classes that
Submitted by: CSU San Marcos Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Early field experiences, Promotion by non-ed faculty
The Early Teaching Experiences in Mathematics and Science program initially targeted second-year STEM majors, but we realized that many students, especially science students, become interested in exploring the idea of becoming a secondary STEM teacher even later in their college career.
Submitted by: CSU San Bernardino Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Early field experiences