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Center for Careers in Education

Center for Careers in Education

Important notice: The TPI Center will be closed for winter beginning, Friday, December 13, 2019, and will reopen for spring on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Teacher Preparation Institute

Welcome to the Teacher Preparation Institute! We provide special support and services to students by helping them choose classes and make transfer decisions, so they may successfully transfer to a four-year institution to complete a teaching credential in elementary, secondary or special education teaching.  Mt. SAC also offers an Associate Degree for instructional aides.

Did you know?

Teaching is a rewarding profession in many, many ways, and California will need over 20,000 new Kindergarten through Twelve Grade teachers in the next ten years. 

Featured Events
A photo of a orientation group in the classroom
The first step to becoming a member of the Teacher Preparation Center is to attend an Orientation Session. To find out the kinds of support and services provided to future teachers and aides who are in this program, attend a 60 minute Orientation.
Student teacher teaching elementary students
CBEST & CSET Test Workshops
Teacher Preparation students should complete the CBEST test during their time here at Mt. SAC. Once passed, the certification is good for life. The 4-hour Basic Skills test covers reading comprehension, math and essay writing. Teacher Preparation Center recommends that students who have passed English 1A and Math 71 are prepared to pass this test. Teacher Preparation Center urges all future teachers to take the CBEST before transferring to a 4-year college.
Teachr Conference
Student California Teacher's Association (SCTA) Club
Student California Teacher's Association (SCTA) club is open to all Mt. SAC students as an organization which provides a place to network, discusses teacher-related issues, arranges special guest speakers and field trips, and offers an opportunity to connect with and serve our local K-12 schools. Participation in this kind of club looks great on students' activity transcripts, as well!  This is a great opportunity full of wonderful possibilities, and even if you aren't available to commit to being an officer, we hope to see you at the meetings once in a while! 

Our Staff

  • Charles Newman
    Teacher Prep Coordinator
  • Veronica Baeza
    Teacher Prep Specialist
Teacher Preparation Center

 Closed during winter.  Spring office hours TBD
Building 26A-1610
(909) 274-4190