Why Teach?

If you want to make a difference in the lives of children and your community, advance social justice, or teach simply because you're a lifelong learner yourself, you're not alone.

Here some inspiring video testimony of why becoming a teacher is important.

In spring 2019, CSU San Bernardino conducted a Celebration of Teaching Event for undergraduates interested in becoming a teachers. Faculty member, Wil Greer, shared this moving story about a child and the teachers who changed his life. 

See how just one person can make a huge difference at CSU San Bernardino's first Celebration of Teaching event.

Justus Lopez, a young high school social studies teacher says, "Being a teacher, you're shaping and molding the minds of our future leaders."

Sac State student, Marvin Reed, wasn't sure what career path he wanted to take.  Watch what happens after a professor nominated him as a promising teacher.

CSU Dominguez Hills holds its first Celebration of Teaching Event in spring, 2018.  Contact the campus about their credential programs or if you want to participate in similar events. 

San Jose State holds its first Celebration of Teaching Event in spring, 2018.  Contact the campus about their credential programs or if you want to participate in similar events. 

Nikki Arenstorff tells a powerful story about a teacher and the impact he had on her life. Watch how her teacher responds!  

Learn about the teacher shortage and its impact on students. This short video also explains why EduCorps was created, and it shows what the CSU is doing to ensure that every student in California has access to a great teacher.