Teacher Pathway Program to induct 31 students in its second cohort

Publish Date: 
Aug 9, 2017

Teacher Pathway Program to induct 31 in King City

SALINAS, Calif.  – The Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce the induction of 31 students into the second cohort of the Teacher Pathway Program, a collaboration with California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), and the Claire Giannini Fund. The ceremony will be:

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Hartnell’s King City Education Center

117 N. Second Street

King City, CA 93930

The induction ceremony will feature welcoming remarks by Hartnell’s Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen; Dean of the College of Education at CSUMB, Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado; and a keynote address by Principal at Mary Chapa Academy, Sonia Aramburo. 

The Program facilitates the completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education and seamless transfer to CSUMB's Liberal Studies program in two years. Students in the Teacher Pathway Program benefit from guaranteed seats in major classes, offered locally in South County. Once each cohort is ready to transfer, CSUMB will offer classes needed for the Bachelor's degree at the King City Education Center.

Students benefit from specialized academic advising, financial stipends, and technological support in the form of tablets. The Program aims to fill a void with locally grown talent responding to a critical elementary teacher shortage both locally and at the statewide level.

The first cohort of 30 students, which began coursework in fall 2016, is on target to start course work at CSUMB in the fall of 2018. Students in the program reside primarily in San Lucas, King City, Greenfield, Soledad, and Gonzales. For more information about this event, contact Gabriela Lopez at glopez@hartnell.edu or call 831-386-7139.


Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.