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.
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