I applaud the California Teacher Corps for its leadership and commitment to improving public education in California.
- California Secretary of Education Glen Thomas
Established in 2009, the California Teacher Corps (CATC) is a membership organization that represents the state's more than 100 alternative certification programs. The California Teacher Corps is the state affiliate of the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC). Helping to increase the pool of talented, committed and diverse teachers in California's public schools, our goal is to place 100,000 highly qualified teachers in California communities by 2020.
CATC provides a unified voice for alternative certification programs, effectively and proactively addresses teacher preparation issues facing California, and helps member organizations recruit the best and brightest
professionals to teach in the public schools that need them the most. Our membership trains second-career teachers, and others committed to working in hard-to-staff schools, who have deep subject-area expertise and who are dedicated to the teaching profession.
Together, we can ensure that the Alternative Certification pathway continues as a viable route to obtaining a teaching credential in California!