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Congratulations to the College of Education - Graduating Class of 2018

Teacher Pathway Program Receives Grant from Hearst Foundation

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The Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) is offered in collaboration with our three key partner community colleges (Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, & Cabrillo College) and is our regional effort to "grow-our-own" teachers to address the pervasive teacher shortage problem. The Teacher Pathway program design involves the implementation of a cohort model in which students complete the Associate of Arts Degree with a partner community college and proceed to complete a Bachelors of Arts degree and teaching credential from CSUMB.

The teacher pathway program currently has cohorts of students in King City, Salinas, Monterey, Marina, and Watsonville. Program participants are provided wrap-around supports such as intensive academic advising, supplementary instruction, tutoring, and mentorship workshops. Additionally, students who agree to fully participate in the program are provided a free computing device.

With the incredible support the program has received thus far, the program has yielded amazing retention and two-year graduation rates that exceed the rates of those enrolled in traditional programs. These local solutions are grounded in academic excellence, are student-centered, integrate high impact practices, and address the needs of our service area.

We are extremely grateful to the Hearst Foundation for their generous support for the Teacher Pathway Program. The funds will go towards supporting program implementation and student support efforts for student enrolled at CSUMB, Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, and Cabrillo College.

If you would like to make a donation towards the Teacher Pathway Program, please contact:

Mr. Greg Bistline

Director of Development for the College of Education

Phone: (831) 582-5070


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Through innovative teaching and scholarship, the College of Education prepares highly effective, culturally sustaining professionals who serve, engage, and transform communities and schools to promote equity and social justice.


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Education Advising Coordinators

Michelle Padula

Phone: (831) 582-4560


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Jose Zavala

Phone: (831) 582-3937


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Shawna Gannon

Phone: (831)582-4628



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