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  • Start your Journey at Hartnell College and become a Teacher!

Are you interested in making a difference in your community?  Do you enjoy interacting with young people in a dynamic work environment?  If so, you might find yourself in a rewarding career as a teacher!

With the idea of "cultivating" our future teachers from our local community, our teacher preparation programs provide the resources,  academic support, professional development opportunities, and mentoring to help you reach your goals.

Our Programs

Our Vision Statement:  Building a diverse, culturally sustaining, and anti-racist teacher workforce that transforms our schools and communities

Our Mission Statement:  Providing future educators with equitable academic pathways and student support systems

Click on our program links listed on the side menu of our website to learn more about our program benefits and how to join.

Hartnell and CSUMB

The Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) is a cohort-based program for student interested in getting their AA-T degree in Elementary Teacher Education at Hartnell College.  Students continue on to CSU Monterey Bay to get a B.A. in Liberal Studies and then a multiple-subject credential.  This is an accelerated pathway with students set to complete their associates degree to credential in 4 years!

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The MAESTROs program supports students interested in becoming an elementary, secondary or special education teacher.  Students can pursue pursue multiple degrees and can choose to attend CSUMB or other universities and colleges for their transfer school. 


your Roadmap for aa-t in elementary Teacher Education


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Learn about the AA-T in elementary teacher education pathway and how it can help you earn your multiple-subject teaching credential.

This pathway brochure outlines required courses and other important milestones over the course of 2 years at Hartnell College.  Please use this as a guide in collaboration with feedback from a Hartnell Counselor!                                  

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Interested in joining MAESTROs or the Teacher Pathway Program? 


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  • Have questions about our programs that you couldn't find on our website? Email your questions to and our staff will answer them!



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The best way to reach the TPP and MAESTROs staff is through email. 

We are available M-F: 8am-5pm