Pathways to Education Careers

Alternative paths to becoming a teacher.

 

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Perhaps you've always imagined becoming a teacher. Or maybe you're in the middle of a professional career, looking to transition into a career in education. Or maybe you're a college student or recent college graduate, wondering how to put your degree and knowledge to good use.

Wherever you are in your studies, career and life, and whatever your goals and aspirations, the College of Education offers multiple paths to becoming a teacher who changes lives while enhancing our local schools. We offer a range of unique, flexible and accelerated programs that make it affordable as well as attainable to become a certified, highly qualified public school teacher prepared for the challenges and rewards of teaching in today's diverse urban schools.

Multiple and Single Subject University Intern Program

The Multiple and Single Subject Intern Program is an alternative preliminary credential pathway that allows candidates to work in P-12 public schools as classroom teachers of record while they complete university coursework necessary to become credentialed teachers. The Intern Program is designed to be completed in three semesters. Learn more.

Special Education Intern Program (SEIP)

The Special Education Intern Program (SEIP) is an alternative preliminary credential pathway that allows candidates to work in P-12 schools as teachers-of-record while they complete university coursework necessary to become fully credentialed teachers. Learn more.


Urban Teacher Residency (UTR)

Become a credentialed math or science teacher and earn your master's degree in just 18 months, while also earning a $20,000 living stipend. Learn more.





Math & Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)

Expand your teaching possibilities with multiple credential options and authorizations to teach single subject, and gain firsthand teaching experience as a paid Teaching Assistant. Learn more.

Transition To Teaching (TTT)

Teach full-time with pay and benefits while completing your preliminary credential in just one year, and receive a $5,000 stipend to be used towards tuition and books. Learn more.

Noyce Scholars Program (NSP)

Receive up to $20,000 in scholarship assistance and grants, with the unique opportunity to participate in the TTT or UTR Credential Programs. Learn more.

Urban School Leaders (USL)

This grant serves two audiences: current principals and aspiring principals. As part of the Principal Academy, current Principals enhance their instructional leadership skills to improve student achievement in their schools. Highly qualified aspiring school leaders earn their Preliminary Administrative Service credential, master's degree and receive support for leadership positions in high-needs schools in LAUSD. Learn more.

Charter And Autonomous School Leadership (CASLA)

This grant serves two audiences: current and future charter and autonomous school leaders and aspiring leaders for these unique schools. As part of the Principal Academy, current school leaders enhance their instructional leadership skills to improve student achievement in their schools. Highly qualified aspiring school leaders earn their Preliminary Administrative Service Credential, master's degree and/or certificate to lead specifically charter and autonomous schools. Learn more.

 

Project UPLIfT

Become a Special Education Moderate/Severe Teacher.

Project UPLIft is looking for people interested in teaching children with moderate/severe disabilities.  While participating in this project, you will be a full-time student and complete your preliminary credential course requirements in only 4 terms.  You will benefit from having a mentor assigned specifically to you for all 4 terms.  This mentor will be able to advise you on the particulars about the teaching profession as you move through the project.  You will also receive assistance in looking for employment in our local high demand schools. Program will begin spring 2014.  Learn more.

 

The History Project

The History Project, a California Subject Matter Project, offers high quality professional development in History-Social Science to area K-12 teachers. Learn more.

THE URBAN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM

The Urban Teacher Preparation (UTP) Program at CSUDH will help you earn a single subject teaching credential and a masters of Arts in Education in just 18 months. If you want to learn to teach history, math, science, English, music, foreign language, social science, or P.E., while earning a Masters in Education, and are passionate about making a real difference in our local schools, UTP will put you on the path to a life-changing career. The UTP program offers a number of unique benefits for students committed to improving educational opportunities for youth in surrounding urban communities. Learn More

Transition To Teaching Online

Our urban schools need great teachers. They need you.

Ideal for recent college graduates as well as professionals with a background in math and science, the Transition To Teaching Online (TTT Online) program at CSUDH's College of Education is your entry into a rewarding career as a life-changing teacher.

Through TTT Online, you'll be able to teach full-time with pay and benefits while completing your preliminary credential in just one year all online. You'll also benefit from individualized advising, one-on-one guidance from teacher mentors, and job placement assistance in a partnering urban school with high demand for qualified teachers