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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Five Ways the CSU Is Preparing More Great Teachers

California teacher shortage
Chances are good you've already heard about the desperate shortage of trained and credentialed teachers – about 20,000 are needed in California alone.

That makes the California State University's Educator Preparation Programs especially crucial right now; the CSU prepares a large percentage of the state's preschool through 12th-grade (P-12) teachers, awarding about 6,500 teaching credentials in California annually.

"The CSU's preparation of high-quality teachers is of enormous value to California, its communities, and its families," says Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Ph.D., CSU assistant vice chancellor for Teacher Education & Public School Programs at the Chancellor's Office, in Long Beach.

A key strength for the CSU is making a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree in education more accessible to more Californians; many campuses also offer the chance to earn your teaching credential at the same time you're getting your degree. A variety of scholarships and other types of financial aid are offered, too, for teachers-in-training, allowing students to find the program that's the right fit for them.

Read more at CSU News

Visit teach.sdsu.edu for further information regarding SDSU's teacher preparation programs.