The Governor's EnCorps Teachers Program is an innovative public-private partnership dedicated to increasing the number of much-needed math and science teachers in California's public middle and high schools.
EnCorps is a flagship program of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, whose mission includes redefining retirement and addressing our state's educational needs.
Inspired by IBM's successful Transition to Teaching program, EnCorps will serve as a critical piece of Governor Schwarzenegger's broader teacher recruitment. Additionally, EnCorps was developed with guidance of the Governor's Committee on Educational Excellence.
Why EnCorps Is Needed?
As the state enters its third decade of severe teacher shortages, it faces particular deficiencies in the areas of math and science, as well as career technical teachers. Over the next seven to ten years, some 33,000 math and science teachers will be needed in California.
How Can the Baby Boomer Generation Help?
Baby boomers are retiring at a younger age than any prior generation. Initial research shows that as boomers begin to retire, they are looking for ways to continue working, specifically in positions which allow them to give back to society in a meaningful manner. Fifty-five percent of upcoming retirees who indicate their intent to continue working express an interest in teaching. There is a large pool of potential teachers among the eleven million Californians retiring in the next two years.
>> Visit www.encorpsteachers.com to learn more.