CMEA is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NAfME, one of the the world’s largest arts education organizations,
CMEA has become a partner with TEACH California in order to support potential teacher candidates with gaining information on requirements and prerequisites necessary to teach in California’s public school system. As you likely know, California has a huge teacher crisis. Music is no exception. California will need to recruit out-of-state music teachers for the next few years to meet the demands of its growing student population and newly created music positions.
TEACH California is a special contracted project of the California Department of Education with the Sacramento County Office of Education. The TEACH California Web site is designed to recruit teachers to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Web site is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession.
The mission of the CDE is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards.
TEACH California is a special contracted project of the California Department of Education with the Sacramento County Office of Education. Some federal funds are provided to California from the U.S. Department of Education through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U. S. Department of Education.