Bolster the number of diverse and STEM-savvy educators to address California’s needs.
Your investment will:
- Advance the Titan Future Teachers program to provide a pathway for current CSUF students to pursue careers in teaching
- Launch STEM Major for Teachers initiative to boost STEM competency among teachers
- Increase student preparation, academic achievement, and competitiveness in the global workforce
- Support innovation in teaching and professional development
The Titan Future Teachers’ home-grown teacher pathway plants the seed of a career in education through early engagement and preparation activities, with a focus on men of color and underrepresented populations. Through recruitment, outreach, advising and continuing education efforts, we encourage and prepare students from our collaborative partnership of more than 91 school districts and 300 schools to become future teachers. Advisement on teaching pathways, course selection, financial aid, test preparation and learning communities help to remove barriers that prevent diverse students from joining the teaching workforce.
The College of Education is spearheading an interdisciplinary pathway for Teachers, the first of its kind in the California State University system. Designed to provide TK-12 teachers with strong STEM competency, this content-rich program ensures students enter middle school, high school and college with more knowledge, understanding and engagement with STEM content. Strengthening the STEM competency of future teachers prepares students for the rigor of STEM courses, leading to an increase in the number of STEM graduates that are qualified to fill the pipeline of related occupations in the U.S. workforce.
Your investment will help increase the number of diverse students entering the teaching workforce with strong STEM competencies, keeping California teachers at the forefront of technology and innovation.