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. Due to the current situation, our supports will be available online. These support services include zoom workshops, teacher examination information, job announcements for future teachers, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and classroom fieldwork courses. 

Additional Services: 

  • CBEST Preparation Materials: Contact us for materials or additional resources to help you study for the California Basic Educational Skills Test
  • Child Development and Education Textbook Loan Program: Need a textbook for one of your CDE courses? Textbooks are available for a semester loan. 
  • To rent a textbook, visit the Book Loan Program Link on the Child Development and Education website.

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

CCDE courses with a focus on K-12 

CDE 18 - Exceptional Children
Transfers: CSU and UC
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  - Educational Psychology
Transfers: CSU and UC
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 - Intro to Elementary Education
Transfers: CSU and UC
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 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.