It all started with...
An innovative idea and a severe teacher shortage across the state of California. With funds provided by the California Legislature, a system-wide vision, and a team of dedicated teacher educators, CalStateTEACH, online site-based program was launched in 1999. Since 2001, the program has credentialed 6,143 multiple subject teachers. CalStateTEACH is the CSU’s system-wide online Multiple Subject Program and one of 23 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved teacher preparation programs in the CSU System.
A CalStateTEACH Welcome to All Preliminary Teachers
The CalStateTEACH Induction Program is designed for participants who have a Multiple Subject, Single Subjects or Educational Specialist Preliminary Credential and wish to clear their teaching credential but do not otherwise have access to a district/county office or university Induction Program. We welcome all teachers from public, charter, and private schools.
Collaboration and communication occur both on-site and online with faculty and school-based support. Candidates gain significant personalized support from their assigned Faculty Mentors, who orient them and school site personnel to the program, provide Induction Site Coach training for effective support, and review growth in the California Standards for the Profession (CSTP). In addition to the virtual mentoring and collaboration, Induction Teachers receive an average of not less than one hour per week of individualized support at their school site. Their on-site Induction Coaches, who are credentialed teachers, provide valuable support and assistance to CalStateTEACH participants.
The CalStateTEACH Community
The CalStateTEACH "campus" also includes the school site where candidates work. Candidates gain significant personalized support from their assigned faculty member, who observe them at their school site and through videoconferencing. Additionally, cooperating and master teachers and on-site mentors provide valuable assistance to CalStateTEACH participants.
CalStateTEACH has regional centers that serve students throughout the state: the Central and Southern Regions.
Although there is no physical campus, CalStateTEACH candidates, faculty, and site coaches build a campus community, just as traditional candidates do. The difference is that the community is online. There candidates develop strong bonds with faculty and peers. The online environment provides multiple opportunities to build community. Faculty mentors, induction teachers, and induction coaches participate in collaborative communities, engage in "real-time" chats, communicate through email, videoconferencing, and social media.
The Induction Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
All Common and Program Standards Met
On October 27, 2011, the Committee on Accreditation accepted the recommendation of the Bureau of Institutional Reviewers. The Program was deemed exemplary and commended for its mentoring of candidates and the organization of the accreditation website and site visit. CalStateTEACH Accreditation Report.