CalTeach is a University of California system-wide program to recruit, support, and prepare exceptional secondary science and mathematics teachers. The initiative began in response to both state and national concerns about the critical shortage of qualified science and mathematics teachers.
CalTeach at UCSB includes opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate teacher credential students. These opportunities are outlined below.
At the undergraduate level, CalTeach combines quality courses and classroom experiences to prepare students to enter a teacher credential program, such as the UCSB Gevirtz School’s Teacher Education Program. Many students taking CalTeach courses opt to fulfill the Minor in Science and Mathematics Education. The Noyce CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides two sets of opportunities for undergraduates pursuing majors in chemistry, engineering, and physics. These opportunities include Internships for freshmen and sophomores and Learning Assistantships for juniors and seniors. Learn more about Noyce CTPSE here.
At the graduate teacher education level, those who have taken CalTeach courses are given preference for Noyce Teacher Scholar awards. For 2013-2014, the Noyce CalTeach Santa Barbara award, funded by NSF, is available for students seeking a secondary credential in mathematics or science. For 2014-2018, the Noyce CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering award is available for students seeking a secondary credential in chemistry or physics. Both Noyce awards require recipients to commit to two years of teaching in a high need school. Noyce Teacher Scholars become part of our rigorous Teacher Education Program, participate in regular enrichment activities, and join a community of Noyce Teacher Scholars in California and the nation. For additional financial support for secondary science and mathematics teachers, see the Financial Support link on the left. Learn more information about both Noyce programs here.
Noyce Scholars for 2012-13: Please complete the forms at E-Sign Online.
Application for Noyce and Hearst Scholarships for Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Applicants for 2013-14: Access a complete writable pdf application form.
For more information about UCSB's CalTeach contact:
UCSB CalTeach Program Director
For more information on the UC-wide CalTeach Science and Mathematics Initiative: