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Student California Teachers Association


SCTA is a professional organization for college students in California who are pursuing careers in education. SCTA's mission is:

To offer the tools necessary to foster interest in the education profession, as well as provide pre-professionals information about their rights, responsibilities, and support systems necessary to become a committed part of the education profession.

Source: SCTA Constitution

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SCTA Meetings

SCTA meetings are TBD for the 2021-22 academic year.  Check back for more information.

Meet your SCTA Board Members!

Name Info

Inaya Kajani,


Year: 2

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Career Interest: Elementary school teacher

Activities on campus: SCTA and LSSC 

Favorite thing about SLO: Going to the beaches with my friends!

Lauryn Mckean,

Vice President

Year:  3
Hometown: Bay Area - San Mateo, CA

Career Interest: Elementary School Teacher

Activities on campus: Week of Welcome Team - Facilitator and SCTA VP

Favorite thing about SLO:  My favorite thing about SLO is all the delicious restaurants and fun shops downtown!

Katie Eisenhut,


Year: 3

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Career Interest: Elementary school teacher

Activities on campus: SCTA and ASI Board of Directors, where I work to make student voices heard, so feel free to reach out if you need anything at all!

Favorite thing about SLO: Having such a close community and support from peers


Lola Berber-Jimenez, Liberal Studies Department Director
Julee Bauer, School of Education, Multiple Subject Coordinator


SCTA Facebook page



Student CTA strives to be a recognized and collaborative organization that inspires and fosters exemplary future leaders in education.


We believe in developing highly qualified, skilled and passionate future educators prepared to address evolving challenges in the profession.


We believe that community service helps future educators develop, foster and improve the community and creates positive relationships.


We believe in supporting a diverse membership and working together to promote a public education system that values the diversity of our state.


We believe in gaining a personal understanding of our profession in order to inspire change through political action.

Local campus chapters serve as a forum for working with other students interested in education. Chapters are encouraged to provide opportunities to address professional development, community outreach, political issues, and teacher recruitment.

Regional conferences focus on a variety of classroom issues. These events allow members to interact with students from schools in the region and exchange ideas.

State Student CTA has members on over 100 college campuses in California. We are led by an elected executive board of student members who provide publications, conferences, scholarships, services, and representation within CTA.

The National Education Association Student Program (NEA-SP) is the largest united student voice in the nation and provides student members with publications, services, and representation. Often as students, we tend to feel that we are victims of the system instead of a part of it. When we join with 330,000 CTA members and 2.7 million NEA members, we can truly improve the profession we have chosen as our career.

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

Source: Forest Witcraft

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