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Program Resources & Activities

Pathways to Teaching Newsletter and Bulletin Board
PTTP offers students a monthly bulletin board and semester newsletter that includes informative articles relating to the teaching profession, updates on field trips and workshops, CBEST testing information and other pertinent information that relates to teaching. To view these newsletters, click on the links below.
The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

The President's Volunteer Service Award is a premier volunteer award program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Students who participate in PVSA receive their award at the Pathways to Teaching End of the Year Celebration.

 The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, and gold. For information emaiL or call 714-628-5088.

Future Teacher of Excellence Certificate (FTEC)

Students with Certificate
The Future Teacher of Excellence Certificate is designed to engage SCC Pathways to Teaching participants to become future leaders in the field of Education.  Students who participate receive their Certificate of Excellence at the Pathways to Teaching End of the Year Celebration.


  • Increase your experience working with youth
  • Participate in pre-professional development opportunities
  • Build confidence in preparing to become a teacher
  • Impressive on resume and applications
  • Develop a professional network


  • Complete at least 45 units
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester
  • At least 1 visit with a PTTP counselor every semester
  • Attend the Future Teacher Conference (spring)
  • Complete at least one community engagement requirement 
  • Complete at least two leadership requirements

For information emaiL or call 714-628-5088.

Book Loan Program 
Books are available by loan to PTTP students for Education courses and other courses with content of interest for future teachers. These books are for students who attend a Resource Workshop and meet with PTTP counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan. 
PTTP Workshops
The Pathways to Teaching program offers on-campus workshops throughout the year that focus on issues important to future teachers. Some of the past workshops include: CBEST Test Preparation, UCI Teach, Pathways Resource Workshops, as well as teacher preparation seminars, focusing on the credentialing requirements for elementary and single-subject teaching.
University Representative Appointments
The Pathways program, in collaboration with the Transfer Center schedules representatives of teaching programs at various universities to meet with students at SCC. Students have the opportunity to talk one-to-one with a university representative and learn more about their campus, faculty, financial aid, and various credential programs.
Teacher Education Resource Information and Materials
The following resources are available for students interested in the teaching profession: Subject-Matter Preparation Programs, Credential and Master's Degree Programs, Testing Information, guides to college programs in Teacher Preparation, and informational flyers, pamphlets, and brochures for teachers.
SCC Future Teacher Conference
This event is held during the spring semester and is open to all SCC students interested in a career in Education. Students in attendance also include local high school students in Educators Rising Clubs. Conference includes a keynote speaker, various break-out sessions for future teachers, a college and career fair and much more!

Future Teacher Networking Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to participate in specialized events geared towards students interested in becoming elementary, secondary, or special education teachers. Some events include the UC Irvine Math & Science Teach Program, the CSU Fullerton Future Teacher Mixer, and leadership conferences conducted by the Student California Teachers Association (SCTA). These events are a great opportunity for students to get more information on the many paths to becoming a teacher and skills needed to be an effective educator.
Early Welcome Orientation             
In conjunction with SCC, the Pathways program offers high school seniors priority registration. This means that you get to register first before all the new and continuing students at SCC!
As part of this college-wide effort, the Pathways program conducts a specialized orientation session for students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Services include: Educational planning for the teaching profession, academic advisement from Counselors, an orientation to SCC and the teaching profession, and much more.

For information emaiL or call 714-628-5088.​