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.
For undergraduates who have attended our Celebration of Teaching Events, we plan to organize field trips to local schools for early structured field experiences. We would bring them to classrooms with teachers who model high impact practices (e.g.
Submitted by: Stephanie Biagetti Populations: Community College, High School, Undergraduate Strategies: Early field experiences, Special events
We offer a $750 scholarship to those who complete our math and science preparation workshop and enter our CSUN credential programs.
Submitted by: CSU Northridge Populations: Math, Science Strategies: Financial assistance
We offer a $1000 scholarship to those who attended the CSET preparation workshops and earned their first math or science credential.
Submitted by: CSU Northridge Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Financial assistance, Test prep assistance
Provide financial support to prospective science and math teachers to attend various professional STEM education conferences (CMC-N, CSTA, etc.).
Submitted by: CSU Fresno Populations: Math, Science Strategies: Financial assistance, Professional conferences
We offer a free CBEST writing preparation course to help prospective students prepare for the exam. We also provide a free 56-hour CSET preparation course in mathematics and a free 40-hour CEST preparation course in science.
Submitted by: CSU Northridge Populations: Credential Student, Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Financial assistance, Test prep assistance
Educators at CSU Northridge recently launched the Future Minority Male Teachers of California Project with four other large, urban CSU campuses to address California's severe shortage of male teachers of color.
Submitted by: Ken Futernick Populations: Paraprofessionals, Students of color, Undergraduate Strategies: Advertising, Presentations, Recruitment fairs
We launched the Future STEM-Teacher Scholars Program in Spring 2015 as a means to highlight campus support for future STEM teachers and to encourage active pre-professional development among those considering a career in math or science teaching.
Submitted by: Humboldt State Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Other
Get the Facts Out is a partnership between four national societies to change the conversation around STEM teacher recruitment. This site contains resources for prospective teachers, faculty/staff who prepare teachers, and the general public.
Submitted by: Cheryl Ordorica Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Advertising, Presentations, Social media