Teacher Pathway Program

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.

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!

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Paths to Teaching
Online Appointment System
Meet with a TPP Counselor
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

  • CHEM


  • EDUC 80 & 80L

  • ENGL 1A

  • ENGL 2

  • GEOL 10

  • HIST 17A

  • HIST 2A

  • MATH 15

  • MUS 77

  • PHYS 10

  • PS 1


Have additional questions?
Feel free to contact us!

Cabrillo College:

Eduardo Cervantes: Dean/Director, Watsonville Center

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Kim Sakamoto- Steidl: TPP Outreach Coordinator

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Eva Acosta: TPP Counselor

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Motoko Nakazawa- Hewitt : TPP Counselor

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Denyss Vela: TPP Counselor

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Ondine Gage: TPP Director

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Antonio Gallardo: TPP Outreach Coordinator

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Sasha Kingsley : TPP Academic Advisor

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