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Links to Key Organizations – Becoming a California Teacher

Below are key organizations' Web sites that can help you become a teacher. Find more helpful links on our Resources page!

Featured Websites Brief Description
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Using the latest U.S. Census data the Bureau provides broad job information from a major agency of the U.S. government. The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides education, training, and library occupations detail data. See the details on the types of teacher jobs from a national level: special education, high school, elementary, middle school, teacher assistants.
California Center on Teaching Careers
The Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) was awarded the 2017 California Center on Teaching Careers (The Center) grant to provide collaborative leadership on a statewide level through seven regional satellite centers (County Offices of Education from Tulare [Lead], Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sonoma, Ventura, and Shasta) dedicated to increasing the teacher workforce, particularly in the recruitment of ethnically diverse/bilingual math, science, and special education teachers. The mission of the Center is to elevate the teaching profession through attracting new and existing talent to impact teaching and learning in California's 21st Century classrooms.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
The CTC is the California state agency with authority to accredit teacher preparation programs, grant credentials, and investigates allegations of wrong doing.
California Department of Education - Become a Teacher
Resources for individuals considering a career in teaching.
California Schools' Mobile Application - Directory Information and More
Learn more about the California Department of Education’s new mobile application for Apple and Android phones. Find nearby school's physical location, maps, photos, statistics and more.
California State University-Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative
California State University's Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative program to double the number of math and science teachers is implemented in different ways on each campus. Learn about each campus program with links from this site.
College Affordability and Transparency Center
The U.S. Department of Education provides updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center dashboard. In addition, you can browse the 4,269 institutions by categories, including - such as public and private, for -profit and non-profit, or four-year and two-year programs.
College Navigator at the National Center for Educational Statistics
Find the right college for you on this U.S. Department of Education funded Website. Search by name of college, state, program/major, level of award, and type of institution.
Teacher.org - Start Teaching in Your State!
Teacher.org is a website for teachers by teachers, which aims to continuously inform and encourage teaching careers in education. Learn about the credentialing process in all 50 states, pathways to a teaching degree, financial aid opportunities, and salary information prospects.