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Spread the Word about TEACH California!

We need your help in getting the word out about TEACH California, a free teacher recruitment website that helps individuals get into the teaching profession.

On this page you will find resources to help let your friends and peers learn about how to become a teacher, including video, images, factoids, Facebook posts and more.


Video

Embed the video below into your blog, website, or Facebook posts.

Suggested caption: "'California Needs Teachers' -- a Message from Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction."

To add this video to your blog, website or Facebook page, just copy and paste the following code:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xmFpwtftpDo" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sharable Images

These images could be used in blog posts, for social shares or in any other ways you can imagine:

Become a Special Educator!

To add this graphic to your website or blog, just copy and paste the following code into your HTML:

<a href="http://www.teachcalifornia.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.teachcalifornia.org/images/share-ParaEducator.jpg" alt="Become a Special Educator!"></a>


Teach Special Education

To add this graphic to your website or blog, just copy and paste the following code into your HTML:

<a href="http://www.teachcalifornia.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.teachcalifornia.org/images/share-SpecialEd.jpg" alt="Teach Special Education"></a>


Teach Math

To add this graphic to your website or blog, just copy and paste the following code into your HTML:

<a href="http://www.teachcalifornia.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.teachcalifornia.org/images/share-Math.jpg" alt="Teach Math"></a>


Teach Science

To add this graphic to your website or blog, just copy and paste the following code into your HTML:

<a href="http://www.teachcalifornia.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.teachcalifornia.org/images/share-Science.jpg" alt="Teach Science"></a>


TEACH California Virtual Advisor

To add this graphic to your website or blog, just copy and paste the following code into your HTML:

<a href="http://www.teachcalifornia.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.teachcalifornia.org/images/share-Virtual-Advisor.jpg" alt="TEACH California Virtual Advisor"></a>

Factoids

Tidbits about the TEACH California website:

  • What is it?
    TEACH California is an online resource for people considering a teaching career.

  • Who is behind it?
    The TEACH California website is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession. It is sponsored by CDE's Special Education Division.

  • What type of content do you publish?
    California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California website is designed to recruit teachers to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources.

  • Why create this resource?
    To find out what your next steps are in becoming a California teacher, go to the TEACH California website (www.teachcalifornia.org), California's one-stop information center for future teachers. Make the difference of a lifetime. Teach!

General facts based on trends

  • The need for teachers in certain geographic areas, such as rural and urban districts, always remains high even during periods of budget cuts and pink slips.

  • Did you know there has been a constant shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers for decades? Obtaining a teaching credential in one of these fields would help reduce the shortage and may increase your chances of employment.

  • California employs over 300,000 teachers to educate its 6.2 million students. While all the subjects taught in public schools are important, there is a greater shortage of teachers in particular subjects: special education, mathematics, and science. Obtaining a teaching credential in one of these fields would help reduce the shortage and may increase your chances of employment.

Other interesting facts from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

Teacher Supply in California A Report to the Legislature Annual Report 2013-2014

Selected findings are provided below that summarize the information contained in the full report for California during fiscal year 2013-14:

  • Enrollment in California teacher preparation programs and the number of credentials issued have declined steadily since 2008. One could expect that this trend will only increase as the aging teacher workforce enters retirement at a faster rate than in previous years.

  • The California public school population is increasing as the supply of teachers is decreasing.

  • Enrollment in California teacher preparation programs and the number of credentials issued have declined steadily since 2008. This trend will only increase as the aging teaching workforce enters retirement.

  • There was a decrease of 3 percent in the number of newly issued credentials across all three types of preliminary teaching credentials (i.e., Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist).

  • 2013-14 is the tenth consecutive year in which the total number of initial teaching credentials issued has decreased. There was a decrease of 26 percent over the past five years in the number of new teaching credentials initially issued.

  • There was an increase in the number of permits issued and therefore a decrease of 0.5 percent in number of fully-credentialed teachers serving in California public schools. The percentage was down from 98.5 percent to 98.0 percent in 2013-14.

  • The average age for new intern credential holders differed by type – ranging from 29.4 years for Single Subject intern credentials to 36.1 years for Education Specialist (special education) district intern credentials.

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