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Do You Want to
Be a Teacher?

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We Have a Program for You!

Who We Are

The Teacher Pathway Program Cohort at the Watsonville Center guides and supports students to complete two years at Cabrillo and transfer to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). TPP can help you complete both a B.A. in Liberal Studies AND an Elementary Teaching Credential in just two years! CSUMB also offers Special Education, Bilingual Education, and Single Subject credentials.

"Paths to Teaching" Brochure


Teacher Shortage in California

There is high demand for kindergarten through eighth (K-8) grade and high school teachers in the Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties due to a statewide teacher shortage. Our students need you in the schools! Shape the future by entering the teaching profession - we are paving the way to your credential!


What We Offer

  • Counseling, coordination and outreach for cohort participants
  • All Cabrillo (and select CSUMB) classes taught locally at the Watsonville Center
  • Computer device (e.g., iPad or tablet) provided at no cost during the program*
  • Financial aid, including stipends and/or scholarships
  • College visits, career work experience and networking opportunities
  • CBEST workshops; fee payment for first exam*
  • CSET waiver and integrated pathway for select credentials
  • Peer tech coaches for online classes
  • More resources and support coming soon

* Contingent on available grant funding.

Have you taken any
of these classes?

Then you could be on your
pathway to teaching!

  • BIO 11A
  • COMM 1
  • DANCE
  • EDUC 80 & 80L
  • ENGL 1A
  • ENGL 2
  • GEOL 10
  • HIST 17A
  • HIST 2A
  • MATH 15
  • MUS 77
  • PHYS 10
  • PS 1
  • SPAN 1 or SPAN 16
  • SPAN 17


Next Steps

Complete Online Information Form or contact us for more information (see below).

Cabrillo College

CSUMB

Dean/Director, Watsonville Center
Rachel Mayo
Send an Email
831.786.4710

TPP Outreach Coordinator
Kim Sakamoto Steidl
Send an Email
831.786.4720

TPP Counselor
Eva Acosta
Send an Email
831.768.4734

Teacher Pathway Program Director
Deanna Perez Granados
Send an Email
831.582.4560

TPP Student Support Coordinator
Antonio Gallardo
Send an Email
831.204.2194

TPP Advisor
Send an Email
831.582.4560


"The teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession."
-John Wooden

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