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What's New

TPI Buddy Program

Teacher Prep is excited to announce its new TPI Buddy Program!  Taking place of required volunteer hours for fall and spring semesters, TPI Members will now be required to participate in the Buddy program.  For details, click on the TPI Buddy Program below.

New TPI Coordinator

The Teacher Preparation Institute welcomes its new Coordinator, Keiko Tsurumi!  Keiko is a Japanese Professor at Mt. SAC, and has been a Teacher Prep Advisory Board Member for the past few years.    


    • 2020-2021 Apple Course Request Forms

      Apple sections for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 apple courses are postponed until further notice.

    • TPI Buddy Program
      TPI Buddy Program

      Sign up today at

      Questions? Contact: Keiko Tsurumi, TPI Coordinator at

      What is TPI Buddy?  TPI Buddy program is informal mentorship that TPI students offers to Mt SAC students. Mentees include ESL students, new MT SAC students and anyone who enjoys having a friendly buddy on campus.

      TPI students = TPI Buddies.  Starting Fall 2020, all TPI students are expected to participate in at least 1 hour of TPI Buddy mentor activity and one ambassador activity per semester. Fall 2020 activities are held virtually.

      TPI Buddy =  ambassador.  Please promote TPI and upcoming TPI orientations in your class(es) and in the MT SAC community. The flyer for orientation and info sheet will be provided for you.

      TPI Buddy mentor activities. You will be paired with an ESL mentee and help with their English questions and building their conversational skills and/or run ESL workshops. All TPI students are asked to join TPI Canvas Hub@

      Run workshop for ESL Students!  Want to run one hour virtual workshop for ESL students on things textbooks don't teach them? Possible topics: Internet slang, music, movie, everyday idoms. TPI provides you with a template you can use to create a fun and casual workshop.

    • CBEST & CSET Workshops

      The Teacher Preparation Center no longer offers CBEST & CSET workshops.  Mt. San Antonio College's School of Continuing Education is now conducting the workshops throughout the year.  For more information, please contact:

      Name Phone Office
      School of Continuing Education's Adult Basic Education Department (909) 274-4935  Building 30-114


    • Teacher Prep Job Opportunities 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 at Mt. SAC

      HOURS: vary, based on dates and times needed for presentations
      WAGE: $14.00 per hour
      APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are not being accepted at this time.  Postponed until further notice.
      MIN REQUIREMENTS: must be an active TPI Member for one semester, and enrolled in minimum of 6 units