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UCI CalTeach is a unique academic program that recruits talented undergraduate science and math majors to prepare for a teaching career.

UCI CalTeach is jointly sponsored by the Schools of

Academic Programs

4-Year STEM degree plus Teacher Credential Option
Combine a math or science bachelor’s degree with a secondary teaching credential; earn both in 4 years.

4+1 Option
Prepare for a post-baccalaureate teaching credential by earning a math or science bachelor’s degree while completing education courses that can be applied to a post-baccalaureate teaching credential.

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Learn more about the UCI CalTeach Science and Mathematics program by clicking on the videos below.

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Click here to meet some of our unique students and hear what they think about the program!

Recent News


CalTeach hosted an alumni event on August 15th, 2017 to share experiences, discuss new research and get together with old and new peers, staff and faculty.  Carolyn, an alumna from the program, shares her journey with CalTeach and her post graduate career – click here to check out her story!


UCI CalTeach is part of a statewide initiative to increase the number of math and science teachers in California.  The UC Office of the President publishes news about these efforts and more through their website.  Click here to find out more about statewide CalTeach news!

UCI CalTeach and ICS Partner with Google to Train Computer Science Teachers

The UCI CalTeach Science and Math Program and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) today announced a partnership to address the shortage of computer science (CS) teachers in the country by developing a training program for pre-service CS teachers. Google is a collaborator.

Debra Richardson, Professor Emeritus of Informatics and founding dean of UCI’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, serves as principal investigator (PI) on the grant, along with Richard Arum, Dean of the School of Education.  The project’s primary outcome will be a computer science academic track in the CalTeach program that integrates computational thinking and computer science concepts into CalTeach’s two foundational courses and two advanced courses, addressing teaching and field experiences at all levels – elementary, middle and high school.

The Bren School of ICS and UCI’s School of Education are also partnering on a parallel NSF-funded project CS1C@OC, offering a program of study to satisfy California’s new Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science and preparing 100 Orange County in-service teachers to teach Exploring Computer Science and Advanced Placement® Computer Science Principles. This program of study will also be available to CalTeach students as part of the Google award.

To read the full press release, click here.

To learn more about the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, click here.

About Google: Google creates products to increase access to opportunities for every student, break down barriers and empower people through technology. To help reach these goals, Google works to inspire young people around the world not just to use technology but to create it. More information on Google’s computer science education efforts is available at g.co/csedu.

Upcoming Events

November 8th 5-6 PM  CalTeach information session; get answers to questions about obtaining a teaching credential, our program and more.  RSVP to Lila Elmished at lelmishe@uci.edu.
October 12th 10 AM – 3 PM Currently enrolled at Saddleback, OCC, Santa Ana College or Cypress College and thinking about becoming a Math or Science teacher?  Come to the CalTeach Transfer field trip!  See the flyer above for more details and RSVP by clicking here!
October 11th 10-11 AM CalTeach hosts a Coffee Chat!  Find out more about obtaining a math/science teaching credential and a BS in 4 years.  RSVP to Lila Elmished at lelmishe@uci.edu.
September 28th CalTeach Mt. SAC/Transfer student Orientation.
September 25th First day of fall quarter!

Past Events

Job/Volunteer Opportunities

  • Math Tutor. CalTeach is currently seeking a math tutor for the upcoming academic year. If interested in applying, email Martha Martinez (mgmart@uci.edu) for more information.