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!
- 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.
Then you could be on your pathway to teaching!
EDUC 80 & 80L
Feel free to contact us!
Eduardo Cervantes: Dean/Director, Watsonville Center
Kim Sakamoto- Steidl: TPP Outreach Coordinator
Eva Acosta: TPP Counselor
Motoko Nakazawa- Hewitt : TPP Counselor
Denyss Vela: TPP Counselor
Ondine Gage: TPP Director
Antonio Gallardo: TPP Outreach Coordinator
Sasha Kingsley : TPP Academic Advisor