The UCI CalTeach program grants students a BS in Biological Sciences and a Teaching Credential in only four years.

Biological Sciences students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career should consider the UCI CalTeach Science and Mathematics Program. This program offers Biology/Education majors the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s concurrently with a California Preliminary Single Sunject Teaching Credential. Individuals who hold this credential are authorized to teach biology and general science in a middle school or high school setting.

Because students complete Education requirements and their clinical teaching experience during the four years in the program, this is a much more time-efficient and cost-effective route than traditional five-year teacher preparation programs.

Visit the UCI CalTeach page for more information

Visit the Catalogue page for information about the Biology/Education major:

Get Started! Enroll in a CalTeach Introductory Course

For more information, stop by the CalTeach Resource and Advising Center.

Or contact:

Jessica Pratt, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty Director, CalTeach Program

Michael Leon, School of Biological Sciences, Biology/Education Faculty Advisor

Jenna Bague-Sampson, School of Biological Sciences, Academic Counselor