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. 

Additional Services: 

  • No Cost Student Printing: Have a paper that you need to print? Log onto one of our laptops and print your paper in our office. No charges for paper or ink!
  • Student Supplies: Set your semester up for success! Come pick up pencils, pens, or Scranton for your upcoming tests. 
  • CBEST Preparation Books: Planning on taking the CBEST? CBEST Preparation books are available for a student loan. Take practice quizzes and read up on tips to pass the CBEST. 
  • Child Development and Education Textbook Loan Program: Need a textbook for one of your CDE courses? Textbooks are available for a semester loan. Students who are working in the education field are given priority. 


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Center for Teaching Pathways Contact Information

Location: BGS 314
Phone: (949) 582-4734
Facebook: SCTeaching Pathways
Instagram: SCTeachingPathways

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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

For the most accurate and updated information, please visit or email 


Future Teachers Club

The purpose of this organization is to offer members the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, build a sense of community, and participate in professional development opportunities. Club Meetings occur once a month. If you are interested in more information about our club or to find our next meeting date, please visit or contact 

CCDE courses that focus on K-12 


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 41 (formerly EDUC 115 and EDUC 41)- Secondary School Teaching 

This course provides an overview of the teaching profession for students who are considering a career in secondary education. A minimum of 45 hours of required fieldwork in a California public middle or high school as follows: 35 hours at one site and 10 hours in various other sites/activities. 

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

Transfers: CSU and UC

Recommended Preparation: ENG 200 and ENG 340
Provides an introductory examination of central theories of human development and learning in their application to contemporary educational settings including abilities, intelligence, social and emotional factors, and principles of learning. This course is intended for students preparing to teach elementary, middle or high school 

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). In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in an approved California public school elementary general education classrooms. 

Teacher Pathways

TEACH California

Cal State Fullerton Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) 

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.