We prepare teachers who are dedicated to the academic achievement of all students, and who demonstrate a commitment to life-long, professional growth and school leadership. The Department of Teacher Education offers post-baccalaureate and graduate programs to prepare teachers who are committed to improving school practices for California's diverse student populations and who can model such practices in their own classrooms.
Schools are democratic institutions where teachers, administrators, students, staff, parents and other community members possess leadership qualities directly related to achieving school goals.
Thus bold, socially responsible educational leaders work effectively with the processes that bring these qualities to the forefront so that they may assist them in the further development of those qualities, and focus them toward equitable outcomes for children and adults.
You can start your journey to a satisfying career that pays well and supports family and community development while you are an undergraduate at Cal State East Bay.
There are many opportunities to work in classrooms supporting teachers and students. Teaching is not a career for everyone so take this opportunity to discover if this is the career path for you. Some opportunities offer scholarships or are paid, and all opportunities allow you to fulfill one of the requirements for admission into a teacher credential program.
Working in a school while completing your college degree is a fun, engaging way to connect with the local community, support young people who aspire to be just like you, and to learn more about the profession of teaching.