YSC TA Application
Thanks for your interest in applying to Young Scientists Camp. Dates for summer 2018 are July 16 - August 3, 7:45-3:45 (Monday-Friday). The application process is two-fold.
1) complete this application and submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial transcripts from MyCSULB are perfectly fine!). Submit transcripts to Laura Henriques' mailbox in HSCI 205.

2) If accepted to work at camp you will then need to complete an HR hiring packet for CSULB Foundation and successfully pass a DOJ background check. The offer of employment is contingent upon the background check.


Young Scientists’ Camp is a 3 week professional development opportunity for preservice teachers and local teachers (most from LBUSD and our Science Education Master’s Program). The first week is an intensive planning week with review and preparation of the curriculum to be taught during weeks 2 and 3. During weeks 2 and 3 you will be running an academic enrichment hands-on science program for K-8 students. You will team teach with other CSULB students (mostly MSCP, Liberal Studies, science majors, and SSCP students) and the Lead Teachers. You will learn science content, teaching strategies and receive daily feedback on your own teaching while having the opportunity to improve your confidence and competence at teaching science. The afternoons of weeks 2 and 3 are spent reviewing the morning's lesson and preparing for the next day. You are expected to be an active participant for all 15 days of the program.

If accepted to the program, you will be invited to a late afternoon/early evening orientation to the program in April or May to go over team assignments, program goals, and roles & responsibilities. If accepted, you will also need to complete a hiring packet in order to teach at the camp. This includes a fingerprint clearance process and participating in a web-based training about working with minors.

We run two programs for science camp. One is tuition based and held on-campus (at CSULB) for 2nd-8th graders. The other is grant/donation funded for K-6th grade homeless children. The two camps are structured similarly (planning on-campus at CSULB week 1 and teaching the camp weeks 2-3).

Dates for the program: July 16– Aug 3, 2017, 7:45 – 4:00 Monday - Friday (this overlaps with summer session 3). The entire program takes place on campus. You must be available to work during these hours every day throughout the entire program. Both the homeless camp and the tuition based camp will be run during this time frame.

Compensation: You will earn $1,000 for your participation in the camp, curriculum materials for your grade level, camp t-shirt and parking. Additionally, you will receive professional development and mentoring.

Preference for Teaching Associate positions will be given to CSULB students (and 2017-2018 graduates). Returning TAs are welcome to apply but they should know that preference is given to people who have not yet taught in the program.


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