Education and Workforce Development
The need has never been greater for a knowledgeable workforce that learns effectively and thinks critically–or for the educators who can produce this workforce. UCI’s Cal Teach is designed to develop high-quality teachers by encouraging math and science majors to earn a teaching credential concurrently with their undergraduate degree. A series of university outreach programs offer STEM tutoring and financial skills to underserved students in the community. In addition, the Saturday Academy of Law introduces local freshmen to the possibilities of a legal career, sharpening critical reading and writing skills and providing academic and college-prep guidance. UCI students, too, are offered hands-on training to develop skills in fast-growing areas like stem-cell research and industrial problem-solving.