College of Education

Department of Liberal Studies

Teacher Pathway Programs

First 23-student cohort of the Hartnell-CSUMB teacher pathway program.


The Teacher Pathway Program (TPP)  is a Hartnell, Monterey Peninsula, and Cabrillo College Program. A CSU Monterey Bay collaborative, offering students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor's degree, and multiple-subject teaching credential in a cohort-based program.  Students may earn the following degrees:

  • A.A.-T. in Elementary Teacher Education at Hartnell/Monterey Peninsula/Cabrillo
  • B.A. in Liberal Studies at CSU Monterey Bay
  • Multiple-subject teaching credential or Special Education teaching credential at CSU Monterey Bay    
  • Optional Bilingual Authorization Certificate

The Teacher Pathway Program seeks to meet the critical teacher shortage in Monterey County through a "grow your own" collaborative by tapping into our local talent and developing passionate educators, many of whom are first-generation and historically underrepresented in the classroom. 


Teacher Pathway Program Graduates 

Karina Matadamas

Amairani Preciado

Vanessa Perez 

photo of graduates



By participating in the Teacher Pathway Program, students receive the following benefits and support services:

  • Seats in TPP reserved courses at Hartnell, MPC, Cabrillo, and CSU Monterey Bay
  • Wrap-around advising and  support services 
  • Strong peer support and student mentors
  • Lending library textbooks in select courses
  • Professional development workshops that help build a teacher identity
  • "Loan to own" chromebooks
  • Transfer support and resources
  • Financial scholarships pending grant funding 
  • A welcoming, supportive community of future educators

Teacher Pathway Program Fall 2021 CSUMB BBQ

students, staff and faculty all gathered for photo



  • Students committed to going to school full-time
  • Future elementary teachers committed to going to CSU Monterey Bay
  • Students who are currently registered or plan to enroll in Hartnell Community College, Monterey Peninsula Community College, or Cabrillo Community College.


The TPP offers four distinct pathways and several credential options for future elementary education teachers - Traditional, Integrated Elementary Education (ITEP EED), Integrated Bilingual Elementary Education (ITEP BEED), and Integrated Special Education (ITEP SPED). Please note that your first two years of the pathway will be completed at your community college.



Please click on the logos below of your current/future community college.  You will be linked to information about introductory workshops and directions on who to contact or how to join TPP.

You can also email the TPP CSUMB staff at with any questions or for more information.