California Teacher Education Programs

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California Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in California. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in California, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


California is home to approximately 36.9 million people, making it the largest state in the country. Scores of beaches and sunny, warm weather make California a popular destination for many people. Activities in California are seemingly endless. From going to the beach to hiking, going out to bars and visiting art galleries, the many attractions unique to this state promise there is never a dull moment for tourists and residents alike.

Teacher Education in California

The Cal Grant Program is considered one of the best state-funded financial aid programs in the country. Additionally, schools such as the renowned University of California, Berkeley, offer scholarships, including the California Alumni Association Scholarships, the Cal Bear Scholarship and the Cal Opportunity Scholarship. The California State University also offers a reputable education program.

Teaching Careers in California

In order to become a teacher in California, you must pass an approved teacher preparation program in addition to the California Subject Examinations for Teachers or a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-approved, subject-matter program. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual income for teachers in California is $58,000. Specific salaries vary depending on position and credentials. Post secondary educators may make well over $100,000 annually.

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