Pathways to Teaching Bulletin Board and Newsletter
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.
Eligibility. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include
gold and the highest honor, the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their
Volunteers. Volunteers can sign up and register with the PVSA program. Once registered you will have the ability to track your hours and service for the organizations with which you volunteer. Hours must be done at volunteer sites that work directly with children.
To create a PVSA account:
2. Once you have submitted your Volunteer Registration Form click on MY PROFILE and add the following SCC record key RGN-75103.
3. Start tracking your volunteer hours by clicking on MY SERVICE and then ADD ACTIVITY.
Future Teacher of Excellence Certificate (FTEC)
To engage SCC Pathways to Teaching participants with our current services and to prepare them to become future leaders in the teaching profession.
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 2.8 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 (see below)
Complete at least two leadership requirements (see below)
For information email Veronica Hurtado at email@example.com
or call (714) 628-4961.
PTTP Mentor Program
The SCC Pathways to Teaching (PTTP) Mentor Program is a peer-to-peer model designed for community college future teacher students to support high school future teacher students both academically and socially while they are on the pathway to becoming a teacher. Serving as a mentor or mentee requires a minimum of 10 hours per semester.
Benefits of serving as a mentor:
Make a difference in a student's life
Self-reflection and leadership development
Impressive on applications and resume
Hours count towards SCC President's Volunteer Service Award
To learn more about this opportunity, contact Pathways to Teaching at 714-628-4928.
The Pathways 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 New Student Orientation, 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 Veronica Hurtado at
or call (714) 628-4961.