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.

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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

Jessica Pratt
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty Director, CalTeach Program

Michael Leon

Michael Leon
School of Biological Sciences
Biology/Education Faculty Advisor

Jenna Bague

Jenna Bague-Sampson
School of Biological Sciences
Academic Counselor