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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 CSME website includes a blog providing easy access to newsletters and student created content. We recruit MSTI fellows to become student editors who post reflections about the various professional development and enrichment opportunities they have participated in through MSTI.​

Submitted by: San Francisco State Populations: Math, Science, Undergraduate Strategies: Social media

The MSTI Director serves as advisor for the Stan State Student California Teachers Association (SCTA).  A dedicated group of ninety-eight future teachers, SCTA members were an active presence on campus and in the community.

Submitted by: CSU Stanislaus Populations: Math, Science Strategies: Presentations, SCTA and other clubs

CSUSM targets is MSTI funds precisely at K-8 credential students to help them obtain an FLM or FLGS credential by paying for CSET prep, CSET exams, and course materials for the secondary math or science methods course. We also offer summer CSET prep courses and methods courses for both Science and Mathematics.

Submitted by: CSU San Marcos Populations: Credential Student, Math, Other graduate, Paraprofessionals, Science Strategies: Financial assistance, Test prep assistance

CSUN offers advising to those in the four-year integrated (FYI) math/credential program. Faculty and staff provide counseling, encouragement, and information about enrichment activities and scholarships.​

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