Saddleback Center for Teaching Pathways

Do You Want to be a Teacher?

The Center for Teaching Pathways provides support services for students pursuing a career in teaching.  These support services include workshops, campus tours, teacher examination information, job announcements for future teachers, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and classroom fieldwork courses. 

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Center for Teaching Pathways Contact Information

Location: BGS 246 
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                                                       Spring 2019 Office Hours:                                                                                            Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm                                     No Appointments Needed 


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The Saddleback Center for Teaching Pathways-TPP is a grant-funded program from the 
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. 

Student Interns at the Capistrano Unified School District receiving AVID Tutor Training. 

Calendar of  Events

Spring 2019 Center for Teaching Pathways Events


CCDE courses that focus on K-12 

History, philosophy, and sociology of secondary education. Introduction to the California Teaching Performance Expectations and Assessments; needs of special populations, English learners, and struggling readers; content standards including Career Technical Education; and major curriculum reform documents. In addition, students will gain experience through 40 hours of required fieldwork as follows: 30 hours at one site and 10 hours in various other sites/activities (formerly EDUC 115).

CDE 90 (formerly CD/EDUC 90) - Intro to Elementary Education

Recommended Preparation: ENG 300, ENG 340, CDE 107

Introduces concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today’s contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, California’s content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school classrooms that represent California’s diverse student population and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher.

CDE 18 (formerly CD/EDUC 118) - Exceptional Children

Recommended Preparation: ENG 200 and ENG 340

An introduction to special education for K-12 students. Offers a survey and study of various characteristics of exceptional children. The primary focus will be on the categories of children with disabilities but will include children at risk, and children from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

CDE 31 (formerly CDE/EDUC 131) - Educational Psychology

Recommended Preparation: ENG 200 and ENG 340
Focuses on the basic principles of psychology that are pertinent to education, including abilities, intelligence, social and emotional factors, and principles of learning.

Teacher Pathways

TEACH California

OCDE Career and Technical Education Credentialing Program

San Diego County Adult Education Teaching Credential

Future Teacher Resources

Saddleback Child Development and Education Department

Troops to Teachers

Saddleback Valley Unified School District Salary Schedule

Capistrano Unified School District Salary Schedule

Job and Internship Opportunities

Visit Saddleback Center for Teaching Pathways Facebook or Instagram Page to view current job opportunities.




Future Teacher Testing

CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) 

CBEST Practice Test

CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers)

Free CSET Preparation for Math and Science (Search "CSET" in the upper right corner)

For additional questions about the CBEST or CSET, please visit or call the Center for Teaching Pathways.

Future Teacher Scholarships

Saddleback College Scholarships:

Stay tuned for future scholarship opportunities.