This page includes a searchable database of strategies, programs, and reports related to the recruitment of teachers, something we also think about as activating the desire within many students to serve their communities in a meaningful way, with a special emphasis on recruiting for diversity. Specific characteristics of future teachers are listed when the resource specifically targets those populations. Resources can be searched by keyword and filtered by population and/or type of resource.
We welcome new strategy suggestions; you may submit them using the Recruitment and Strategies Suggestion form. Generally, these resources are available at no cost or through a subscription carried by CSU campus libraries.
View a list of barriers to teaching that have been used to address some of the real and perceived obstacles that teaching candidates face.
We welcome new ideas for activating and recruiting future teachers; use the Recruitment Strategies form to submit additional suggestions to the list.
We attend numerous recruitment events and host varied events of our own on our campus. We developed and implemented Education Week, a week-long event held in the spring to introduce our campus community to educator preparation and careers in education.
Submitted by: CSU Long Beach Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Promotion by non-ed faculty, Recruitment fairs, Special events
Cal State L.A., MSTI goals are regularly promoted at campus recruitment events (i.e., VIP Day, EagleFest) with a designated MSTI table that includes brochures, financial aid information, and demonstrations.
Submitted by: Cal State LA Populations: Math, Science Strategies: Advising and mentoring, Financial assistance, Presentations, Special events
Encourage faculty and/or staff to staff a table once per month at various locations across campus to distribute information about becoming a teacher and the resources your campus offers to support future teachers.
Submitted by: Aimee Nelson Populations: Undergraduate Strategies: Advertising, Advising and mentoring, Recruitment fairs
Encourage faculty and/or staff to staff tables once per month at various locations across campus to distribute information about becoming a teacher and the resources your campus offers to support future teachers.
Submitted by: Aimee Nelson Populations: Undergraduate Strategies: Advertising, Advising and mentoring
Class presentations made on science teaching pathways made by Education faculty, credential office staff, and current Science credential candidates to current CI Science students.
Submitted by: CSU Channel Islands Populations: Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Presentations
Hired liberal studies students to become club mentors to visit, engage, and assist future teacher clubs in high schools and community college students interested in teaching. They receive training from Educators RisingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab..
Submitted by: Daniela Beltran Populations: Community College, High School Strategies: Advising and mentoring, SCTA and other clubs
The cohort model implemented by Project MATH is a nationally recognized program to develop future secondary math teachers.
Submitted by: CSU Chico Populations: Community College, Math, Undergraduate Strategies: Early field experiences, Promotion by non-ed faculty
CSME works with SF State feeder community colleges (particularly City College of San Francisco, Skyline College, and Cañada College) to recruit mathematics and science students into teaching careers.
Submitted by: San Francisco State Populations: Community College, Math, Science Strategies: Presentations