Educational Partnerships and Programs Office

321 E. Chapman Ave | Building 100 | Room 124
Fullerton, CA 92832 |  714-992-7114

Teacher Pathway Program

Welcome to the Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) at Fullerton College. The TPP is a cohort-based learning community which serves incoming first-year students who are pursuing a career in education. TPP aims to assist students with educational plans by providing a wide range of academic support services to ensure successful completion of a degree and/or transfer. We provide tools, resources, and opportunities to enhance the student experience at Fullerton College. Student and counselor develop a complete academic plan which prepares students for a career in education.

Some examples of career concentrations within the education system include:

  • Teaching
  • Education Administration
  • School Counseling
  • Program Director/Coordinator
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Support Personnel
  • Site Supervisor

Program Benefits

  • Dedicated Teacher Pathway Program Counselor
  • Teacher Pathway Program cohort specific courses (COUN, ENGL, MATH, and CDES)
  • Textbook Loaner Program
  • Field Trips
  • Career-Related service-learning opportunities
  • Career exploration and community events
  • Peer Mentor

Program Eligibility

  • Students intending to pursue a career in education.
  • Mandatory attendance for all TPP events during the academic year.
  • Incoming first-year students (Fall admission ONLY) will take the following courses with TPP:

Fall Term

  • ENGL 100 College Writing
  • COUN 110 Teaching as a Career
  • MATH 100 Liberal Arts Mathematics or Math 120 Introductory Probability and Statistics
  • CDES 120 Child Development

Spring Term

  • ENGL 103 Critical Reasoning & Writing
  • COUN 148 Human Potential
  • MATH 203* Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers
  • CDES 201 Child in the Home & Community

*If not planning to be an elementary teacher an alternative option will be provided.


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