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Inspire the Future,
Become a Science or Mathematics Teacher

Why is NOW the time to prepare for a career in teaching science and mathematics?

There is currently a critical shortfall of qualified science and mathematics teachers in California classrooms. Because of this shortage, prospective science and mathematics teachers are extremely competitive in securing positions soon after graduation.

They are able to:

  • find internship jobs immediately upon graduation at salaries comparable to entry-level credentialed teachers; these intern opportunities often lead to permanent teaching positions
  • find job openings in the school district of their desire
  • become emerging leaders in the school districts and communities
  • benefit from the financial incentives, including loan-forgiveness programs, offered through the governmentsmi facebook

UCR-SMI is part of the UC-system wide California Teach - Science and mathematics Initiative

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Read about UC-systemwide SMI/"CalTeach "brings STEM students into K-12 classrooms.



10/14/14 & 10/15/14: TTSM STEM Demonstration Outreach

10/15/14: STEP Conference

10/15/14: TTSM Outreach with Dr. Clute

10/16/14: SMI Information Workshop

10/16/14: TTSM General Meeting

10/20/14: CSU Fullerton Teaching Credential Program Information Seminar

10/21/14: TTSM  Fundraiser

10/24/14: UCR Teaching Credential Program Information Seminar

10/24-10/25/14: CMC-S Conference

10/30/14: TTSM General Meeting

10/31/14: UCR Teaching Credential Program Information Seminar

11/3/14: Credential Application Workshop

11/4/14: Credential Application Workshop

11/4/14: TTSM Skate Social

11/5/14: University of Redlands Teaching Credential Program Information Seminar

11/6/14: Teacher Resume Writing Workshop

11/10/14:  Interview Workshop

11/12-11/15/14: NABT Conference

11/13/14: Interview Workshop

11/13/14: TTSM General Meeting

11/14/14: SMI Information Workshop

11/17/14: SMI Information Workshop

11/18/14: TTSM Fundraiser

11/22/14: Road to Teaching Conference

11/25/14: TTSM General Meeting

12/2/14: TTSM Holiday Party

12/4-12/6/14: NSTA Conference

12/11/14: TTSM General Meeting

2/7/15: MaTHink Conference


CBEST & CSET-Science Exam Dates (CSET-Math varies, check online)

* 11/1/14 (register by10/3/14)

* 1/10/15 (register by 12/12/14)

* 3/7/15 (register by 2/6/15)

* 5/2/15 (register by 4/3/15)

* 7/11/15 (register by 6/12/15)



10/10/14: CMC-S Conference Registration Deadline

10/10/14: NABT Conference Registration Deadline

10/29/14: KSTF Fellowships Applications Due

Job Opportunities

EDJOIN is California's premiere online K-12 job search website.

Education-Jobs provides job seekers the ability to search for jobs locally or internationally.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

California Teach Science Mathematics Initiative
1315 Pierce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4970
Fax: (951) 827-4971
E-mail: smi@ucr.edu

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