STEM Teaching Resources

AHC Classes

Education 140: Math & Science Teaching Careers (Spring)
This is a course designed to expose math and science students to successful academic practices as well as the teaching profession. You will explore a variety of teaching methods by observing local math and science teachers. You will begin to complete required early experience hours needed to enter a teaching credential program. 

Benefits included:

  • Targeted preparation coursework and field experience
  • Personalized career and academic counseling
  • Ongoing financial aid advisement
  • Focused academic success tracking
  • Access to California Basic Education Skills Test                          
  • (CBEST) preparation workshops
  • Tutoring

For more information, Please contact:
Ashley Brackett
805.922.6966 ext. 3549
abrackett@hancokcockcollege.edu

College Programs

CalTeach:
As a component of the University of California's Science and Math Initiative (SMI), CalTeach addresses the critical need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate teacher preparation. Designed to address California's science and mathematics teacher shortage, this innovative program recruits and prepares mathematics and science majors for future teaching careers by providing special coursework and field experiences in K-12 schools while they complete their undergraduate degrees.  

Post-Graduation Programs

Teach for America:
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. We recruit a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community.

Peace Corps:
Volunteers in math teach basic concepts, including remedial math, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, and calculus. Volunteers in science teach general science, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Depending on your specific assignment, you might:

  • Collaborate with local teachers to develop teaching materials and improve teaching techniques
  • Integrate health and environmental education into the curriculum, and support other school and community activities, such as HIV/AIDS prevention and education 

Helpful Websites

Teach California
7 Easy Steps to Becoming a Teacher in California

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