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About the Teacher Pathway Program (TPP)

The Teacher Pathway Program (TPP)  is a Hartnell College - CSU Monterey Bay collaborative, offering students the opportunity to earn an Associates, Bachelor's degree, and multiple-subject teaching credential in a cohort-based program.  Students are on track to receive the following degrees:

With financial support from the Claire Giannini Fund and Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the Teacher Pathway Program seeks to meet the critical teacher shortage in Monterey County through a "grow your own" collaborative by tapping into our local talent and developing passionate educators.



By participating in the Teacher Pathway Program, students receive the following benefits and support services:

  • Guaranteed seats in reserved courses at Hartnell and CSU Monterey Bay
  • Integrated Teacher Education Pathway (ITEP) - you finish your BA and credential in 2 years (for transfer students)
  • Strong peer support with classmates in same degree as you
  • Lending library textbooks in select courses
  • Professional development workshops that help build your teacher identity
  • "Loan to own" chromebooks
  • Free CBEST preparation workshops
  • Transfer support and resources
  • Financial scholarship pending grant funding 



  • Students committed to going to school full-time
  • For future elementary teachers committed to going to CSU Monterey Bay
  • Depending which cohort you belong to, your CSUMB courses will either be in South County (cohort 5 and 6) or in Salinas (Cohort 7 and 8)


Stay Tuned for open Enrollment in Spring 2024!