University Outreach on STEM
We continue to recruit paraprofessionals, mid-career professionals, recent college graduates, community college students, and through our collaboration with University Outreach, are able to expose middle school and high school students to STEM careers and activities.
MSTI Recruitment and Selection Model
The MSTI recruitment and selection model: monthly information sessions, candidate interviews, mass student emails, classroom presentations on and off campus, etc.
STEM Outreach Activities
These activities consist of: (1) year-round email blasts out to STEM and liberal studies majors via the Blackboard listserves accessed by the respective Chairs; (2) posting flyers at strategic locations around campus with tear-away tabs printed with the MSTI website and contact phone number. (3) placing an ad in the Pioneer Newspaper that goes to all students at the beginning of the school year; (4) tabling at events; (5) social media notifications to communicate updates on… Read more
CSU East Bay is creating an EduCorps community on our campus. Faculty from Education, Science and Mathematics are working together to nominate "Pre-Ed" majors and build momentum in preparing future math and science teachers.
STEM Early Field Experiences (Paid!)
The Early Field Experience is coordinated by the SMEC office. Undergraduate majors in science or in mathematics who have expressed a strong commitment to becoming a math and/or science teacher (typically Single Subject) are placed in a middle school with one of SMEC's Mentor Teachers for 7 hours per week for 8 months @$10/hr.
Nominations (by Professors, Teachers, etc.)
This strategy has proved to be highly effective at CSU Sacramento. Professors nominated close to 300 undergraduates in 2016. Each of the students received a congratulatory email (for being nominated) and an invitation to a Celebration of Teaching event. Over 200 student nominees (90% of whom were students of color) attended the event and 98% said they will probably or definitely pursue teaching as a career afterwards. A Guide to planning this kind of campaign is attached. A documentary… Read more
Work with SCTA Chapters
Most campuses have active SCTA (Students California Teachers Assn) chapters. They often invite members and teaching prospects to informal meetings. We suggest that you meet with local SCTA leaders and discuss ways to work together. Ask if they would allow EduCorps staff to make a presentation at a SCTA meeting where flyers could be distributed.
Website Forms for Students Interested in Teaching
Work with your IT Division to create buttons and forms on your websites that allow you to identify people who are interested in teaching at the undergraduate level (especially for campuses that do not have undergrad programs within their College of Education).