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Be A Teacher Pathway Community

Do you have a dream to be a teacher? Are you interested in pursuing a career in teaching? If so, you are in the right place!

The School of Education is looking for committed individuals who want to serve their communities and prepare the next generation for college, career and civic life in the 21st century: men, women, veterans, bilingual and bicultural individuals for positions in Special Education, Bilingual Education, Elementary, Middle and High School education.

Did you know that due to a massive teacher shortage, California schools are looking to hire over tens of thousands of highly-qualified and well-prepared new teachers now and throughout the coming decade?

Right now is the right time to get started on your journey to becoming a teacher. We have created a pathway for you that provides you supports all along the way so that you can achieve your dream.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER HERE TODAY to join our community and get on the pathway, the Be A Teacher Pathway Community!  By becoming a member, you are taking a great step forward to a fulfilling career in teaching. There are a lot of steps on the journey to becoming a teacher in California and the Be A Teacher Pathway is designed to help you succeed each step of the way!

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Thank you for taking your first step pursuing a career in teaching by registering for the Be A Teacher Pathway Community. A Faculty member will contact you to follow up and make sure you are taking advantage of all the supports the Be A Teacher Pathway Community offers.  

Please start now by doing the following:

First, explore the CSUSM School of Education website prospective student webpage. Please read and download the "Steps to Become A California Teacher" informational handout.

Second, download the Pathway documents below. We encourage you to begin using them today.

Pathway Forms

These comprehensive checklists help you to know what prerequisites and requirements you need to complete each step of the way and helps you keep track of what you have completed as you progress on your journey.

Pathway Goals Form

This is a tool to help you make short term and long goals for completing the prerequisites and requirements.

Now that you are a member of the Be A Teacher Pathway Community, you will be receiving periodic communications from the School of Education, to let you know about events and the many opportunities available to get involved with the community of educators and join with others on the same journey, pursuing their dream to be a teacher.

Upcoming Events  

BATP Lunch with Teacher Candidate Panel

Be A Teacher Pathway Lunch
Tues. April 16, 2019
KELL 5102 @12:00-1:00pm


We encourage you to visit the CSU EduCorps website. Watch the video on the homepage, then take advantage of the many resources available through this site.

CSU EduCorps

Opportunities for:

Scholarships and Grants

Be A Teacher Pathway Flier
Be a Teacher Flyer


teach grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

TEACH Grant Informational PowerPoint

CalRTA Future Teachers Scholarship

CalRTA Scholarship

The Scholarship Foundation Inc. is awarding scholarships to students who are enrolled/plan to enroll in the teacher credentialing program at a School of Education within the CSU or UC System for the upcoming year. Scholarships of $1500 will be awarded.

Deadline to Apply: March 8, 2018