California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
California University of Pennsylvania is the largest teaching school in California, based on student population. Approximately 155 students graduated in 2010 from California University of Pennsylvania with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 272 students graduated with a teaching degree in California. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all California teaching schools was an average of $23,693 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 81,900 teachers in Pennsylvania, 9,450 were working in the greater California area. California's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in California, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,830 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.