Nominate a Teacher Candidate

As a member, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits, including announcements about seminars, conferences and networking opportunities and personalized checklists to help you complete your credential.

Do you know students who’d make great teachers? Here are some common characteristics:

  • They are knowledgeable of their subjects and enjoy learning.
  • They are well-organized, persistent, and capable of multi-tasking.
  • They have had rich life and work experiences and may have followed an untraditional path to the university.
  • They have had out-of-school experiences with children of diverse backgrounds.
  • They have experienced poverty or have been disenfranchised and/or have the capacity to empathize with the challenges of living in poverty and being disenfranchised.
  • They believe all children can be successful if appropriately taught.

If you click on the link below, you can nominate students (or paraprofessionals or potential career changers) that you believe would be strong candidates for the teaching profession. You will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of your nominees. 

Nominate Promising Teaching Candidates Here!


Dr. Lorenzo Smith, Dean of the College of Engineering at Sac State, explains why students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are often excellent candidates for the teaching profession. 

Marvin Reed is one of thousands of students who have been nominated for the teaching profession.  Until then, he wasn't sure what career path he would take.  Take a look at what happened next.