How do I get more in-person information on becoming a teacher? Every fall, winter, and spring EDU❘CAL hosts a community outreach event in the Ventura or Los Angeles county area. The events are led by EDU❘CAL's bilingual (Spanish-English) Early Outreach Coordinator who provides different opportunities for various K-12 and community college students. The informational sessions are an opportunity for both students and parents to attain more details on how to become a teacher.
Every year EDU❘CAL hosts an annual symposium centered on raising awareness of teacher pathways to the surrounding community of students and parents. The inaugural Fall 2019 EDU❘CAL Annual Symposium will, for example, feature the work of Dr. Tara Yosso, whose work is centered on an asset-based model of community cultural wealth.
The Future Teachers Network (FTN) provides activities and materials primarily for, but not limited to, Latina/o/X and other underrepresented students to explore teaching pathways. Through an online platform, prospective and current students interested in teaching can come together to network, support, and grow with one another. For example, FTN provides opportunities for students to interact directly with in-service teachers from similarly underrepresented backgrounds by celebrating diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.