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Recruitment Strategies

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.

The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP) has increased collaboration among mathematics education faculty at CSUF, increased awareness among faculty about the AMTE Standards for the Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics and its implications for recruitment, undergraduate mathematics preparation, and high-qual

Submitted by: CSU Fullerton Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Early field experiences, Promotion by non-ed faculty

​Prospect development campaign identified applicants who showed interest in teaching on their college applications. Prospects were contacted by phone and email.

Submitted by: CSU Monterey Bay Populations: Undergraduate Strategies: Applications, surveys, etc., Social media

CSULA invites students, faculty, staff, and community partners to "socials" where the Dean welcomes them.  We try to build morale and then eventually have the students network. We also use this time to recruit students.

Submitted by: Fred Uy Populations: Undergraduate Strategies: Promotion by non-ed faculty, Special events

CSULA has invited students, faculty, staff, and community partners to "socials" where the Dean welcomes them. This builds morale, creates student networks, and recruits students.

Submitted by: Fred Uy Populations: Community College, High School, Undergraduate Strategies: Special events

​Community College Conference (C3) and Articulation Workshop. The Cal State LA MSTI Team will hold an annual conference to cultivate existing teacher candidate pipelines by strengthening and expanding relationships, sharing information about our unique programs and opportunities with partner community colleges, learning

Submitted by: CSU Los Angeles Populations: Community College, Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Presentations, Professional conferences

TRRP/MSTI planned and hosted professional development conferences and events designed to support both pre-service and in-service teachers.

Submitted by: CSU Stanislaus Populations: Credential Student, Math, Other graduate, Science Strategies: Professional conferences, Special events

Provide physical space for future teachers to study, collaborate, network, and get advising from faculty and staff. Could be an advising center as well so staff would be there to provide support and manage the space.​

Submitted by: Aimee Nelson Populations: Undergraduate Strategies: Advising and mentoring, Research Report

​All MSTI-funded teaching assistants and tutors attend credential program admission workshops where they learn about the advantages of becoming a math or science teacher as well as the steps to admission into the credential programs.​

Submitted by: CSU Northridge Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Advising and mentoring