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Teacher Preparation Institute

What's New

STEM Teacher Preparation Program (TP2)

STEM TP2 is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 cohort.  For further information, please visit 

Back to Permanent Location

The Teacher Preparation Institute is back to its permanent location (building 26A, room 1610) this Spring 2019 semester.

CBEST & CSET Workshops

After Fall 2018, the Teacher Preparation Institute will no longer offer CBEST & CSET workshops.  Mt. San Antonio College's School of Continuing Education will be conducting the workshops throughout the year beginning Winter 2019.  For more information, please contact School of Continuing Education's Adult Basic Education Department at (909) 274-4935 or visit them in building 30, room 114.

Facebook Page

The Teacher Preparation Institute now has a Facebook page.  Updated information and announcements will be posted on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.  Visit our Facebook page and like us!

A Message from New TPI Coordinator, Dr. Charles Newman

Dear TPI students, 

Thank you for wanting to become a teacher.  As you know, teaching is one of the most rewarding careers a person could have.  Giving of yourself, through teaching, changes lives.  If you’re passionate about helping others, especially kids, teaching is it.

Like you, I always wanted to become a teacher.  Specifically, a science teacher because I thought they were cool.  However, I didn’t have that opportunity until I came to Mt. SAC.  Since starting to teach in the Chemistry Department, I’ve had the time of my life.  Now, after 18 years, it’s still the best job ever.  Better than anything I could imagine.  Teaching is the best. 

I invite you to please stop by and visit.  I’d enjoy meeting you and finding out how I can assist you in reaching your goals of becoming a teacher. 

Warm regards,
Charles G. Newman, Ph.D.

TPI Job Opportunity for Future Teachers!

Future teachers needed with excellent public speaking skills to be TPI Ambassadors.  TPI Ambassadors make presentations to groups at local high schools and Mt. SAC classes about the Teacher Preparation program here at Mt. SAC

HOURS: vary, based on dates and times needed for presentations
WAGE: $13.00 per hour
MIN REQUIREMENTS: must be an active TPI Member for one semester, and enrolled in minimum of 6 units.

Fall Volunteer Time Sheets

Time sheets for Fall 2018 are available in the TPI Center beginning the first week of the semester.  We recommend securing your hours early in the semester.  If you are unable to secure a volunteer opportunity on your own, TPI has a packet of volunteer opportunities with local elementary schools --visit the TPI Center (26A-1610) to obtain a packet.

As a reminder, volunteer hours must be submitted by Thursday, December 13, 2018 before 3:00 p.m.

Staying "active" in Teacher Prep

Staying "active" with TPI will allow members to continue to receive our support and services, which include early registration, book loans and workshops.

In order to remain an "active" member in the Teacher Preparation Institute, every member must attend a counseling appointment with Jeremy Hart or Bernadette Flameno once an academic year.

In addition, every TPI member is required to submit five (5) volunteer hours in an educational setting.* If more than 5 hours are done per semester, they can roll-over to the following semester. This requirement is for the member's benefit and is geared toward enhancing the member's experience with the age group that he/she desires to teach in the future. 

*Students are responsible for seeking and obtaining their own volunteer hours.  However, if any volunteer opportunity comes up during the semester through TPI, students will be informed via Mt. SAC email.