Educator development outcomes
UC undergraduates enrolled in the CalTeach program have worked with 521 mentor teachers in 419 schools, working in California K-12 classrooms a total of 33,976 times. These relationships are benefiting mentor teachers and their classrooms as well as the undergraduate students.
In the 2008-09 CalTeach Mentor Teacher Survey, 92 percent of the respondents agreed that their CalTeach student was beneficial to them as a teacher. In addition, 96 percent of them agreed that their CalTeach student was beneficial to their students. More than 90 percent of the mentor teachers surveyed said they would mentor another CalTeach student.
California Subject Matter Project
Teachers consistently rate California Subject Matter Project professional development more highly than other professional development programs, and CSMP has been successful in its goals to serve teachers from low-performing schools and teachers of English learners.
Teachers reported that their participation contributed to students' achievement (92 percent), conceptual understanding (82 percent), engagement in activities (80 percent) and ability to explain their reasoning (64 percent).
The majority of graduating seniors taking UC Links college courses go on to pursue graduate or professional studies (including teacher education).