Cal State San Bernardino’s annual teacher-recruitment event, the Celebration of Teaching, is set for Thursday, March 21, at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union South. Presented by the university’s James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education and the College of Natural Sciences, the event will begin at 4 p.m. and run through 6 p.m.

Erika Tejeda, a CSUSB alumna who in 2023 was named Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators, will be the keynote speaker. She is the principal at Liberty High School in the Perris Union High School District in Riverside County.

The Celebration of Teaching is specifically geared for students pursuing a CSUSB degree who may be interested in exploring a career in teaching and wish to learn more about the array of resources, training and support that is available to them.

Welcome remarks will be shared by Chinaka DomNwachukwu, dean of the Watson College of Education, and Sastry G. Pantula, dean of the College of Natural Sciences.

Most importantly, the event will feature educators from local school districts who will share job prospects and packages they offer to newly hired teachers. Additionally, campus representatives will provide information on financial aid options available to credential students. 

The Celebration of Teaching will be a great opportunity for students to network with other students, faculty and staff, as well as current teachers, counselors and administrators from local school districts.

Multiple breakout sessions will be held to give participants the opportunity to meet and network with K-12 teachers, faculty and current, credentialed students.

Register online at the Celebration of Teaching Eventbrite webpage.

In addition to the Watson College of Education and the College of Natural Sciences, the Celebration of Teaching is supported in part by a Department of Education Advising 4 Undergraduate Success (A4US) grant.