EduCorps represents the community of individuals interested in growing the future through teaching. Its purposes are to significantly increase the number and diversity of students entering CSU’s teacher preparation programs, especially in high-need areas such as math, science, special education, and bilingual education, and to provide ongoing, high-quality support to members on their path to earning their teaching credentials. EduCorps is for high school, community college and undergraduate students, credential students, and career changers, offering resources and support for every step of the journey to become a teacher.
The PUERTA Project
The PUERTA (Preparing Underrepresented Educators to Realize their Teaching Ambitions) Project seeks to increase the number of Latinx teachers serving in K-12 public schools. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, PUERTA seeks to improve the practices and remove the barriers that prevent undergraduate Latinx students from earning a teaching credential at our institution. PUERTA has three primary goals: 1) to increase Hispanic and Latina/o student persistence and graduation rates, 2) to increase the number of Hispanic and Latino students who earn a teaching credential and 3) to increase the number of students who transfer to SSU from a two-year HSI.
Sonoma State’s STEM Teacher Education Pathways (STEP) Center strives to expand and diversify the pool of highly prepared TK-12 educators to teach and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in classrooms across the North Bay and the surrounding region. We provide high quality pathways and programs for undergraduates, credential candidates, and practicing teachers that support the teaching and learning of STEM through training, professional development, scholarships, and research.