Provide prospective teachers with STEM focused professional learning and on the job experience as an informal educator that will test the affinity for teaching as a career. Provide lean guided pathways with near peer examples from OC to neighboring teacher preparation universities such as CSUCI and CLU. Build sustained collaboration with feeder districts to identify informal educators in the after-school programs into a STEM teacher preparation path and current K-8 credentialed educators to earn STEM supplementary authorizations.
Aim of the Effort:
1. Address the STEM teacher shortage by cultivating homegrown teachers.
2. Increase transfer of OC STEM prepared students to four-year institutions with teacher preparation program.
Future Teachers Club
The purpose of the Future Teachers Club is to learn about teachers, what they do, and how to become a teacher. In addition, resources will be shared in relation to learning about internships, laws, and policies regarding teaching and counseling in the K-12 environment. To join the Oxnard College Future Teachers Club, please contact the president, Elizabeth Boyer, at email@example.com or the advisor, Christina Hanna, at firstname.lastname@example.org.