The CSU & California's High Schools

Educators Rising California is part of a national network of high school students and teacher leaders committed to the teaching profession; it is well-known for its many Future Teacher Clubs. 

Educators Rising’s local chapters, found in numerous high schools in California, provide experiences for high school students, enabling them to learn more about teaching careers; connect with other high school students interested in teaching; and develop their teaching skills. 

CSU campuses work with Future Teacher Clubs and local Educator Rising chapters and bring members to campuses to meet, learn from, and be inspired by local educators. 

The California affiliate for Educators Rising is Project Tomorrow, a long-time CSU partner that campuses also collaborate with in YouthTEACH2Learn (YT2L). This program enables high school juniors and seniors to participate in a full-year class based on the YT2L curriculum and may include involvement of CSU teacher candidates as mentors. 

In the program, high school students work together and are mentored in delivering six to 12 lessons in science and math to elementary classrooms.

Involving High School Counselors

High school counselors play a central role in assisting high school students as they plan and prepare for a future teaching career. 

The CSU provides counselors with information regarding admission criteria and procedures, academic programs and majors, student fees and financial aid, and housing.  This information plays a key role in helping counselors advise students interested in attending the CSU to plan for a career in the education profession.

The CSU’s annual counselor conferences enable counselors to engage with CSU campuses and receive the most up-to-date information about each campus and its education programs.