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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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4/20/15: TTSM General Meeting

4/21/15: SMI Peer Workshop: CSET Math Subtest II

4/27/15: SMI Peer Workshop: CSET Science Subtest I

4/27-5/1/15: TTSM Social

5/1/15: STEMapalooza

5/2/15: MESA Robotics Competition

5/4/15: TTSM General Meeting

5/18/15: TTSM General Meeting

5/21/15: Inspire Her Mind

5/30/15: TTSM Social

5/30/15: 16th Annual County-Wide Teacher Recruitment Fair

6/1/15: TTSM General Meeting

7/6/15-7/10/15: SMI Summer Institute

 10/7/15: STEP Conference for Teachers


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

* 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)


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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