UC Irvine's CalTeach Science & Math Program hosted the UC Spring 2017 CalTeach Symposium on May 11 and 12 at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach. Attending were administrators from nine University of California campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
During the two day symposium, participants discussed professional development for mentor teachers, student field placement, innovations in programmatic work, computational thinking lessons, program evaluation and research, the multi-campus research initiatives grant, and other essential components of the CalTeach mission.
The University of California's CalTeach initiative is a unique academic program that recruits talented undergraduate science and math majors to prepare for a teaching career. At UC Irvine, CalTeach students earn their STEM degree plus a California Teaching Credential in four years. CalTeach STEM degrees are offered in biological science, math, physics, chemistry, earth system science, and environmental science. UCI's CalTeach program is a collaboration among UCI's School of Physical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, and School of Education.
About University of California CalTeach: http://calteach.universityofcalifornia.edu
About UC Irvine's 4-Year CalTeach STEM degree + Teacher Credential: http://calteach.uci.edu