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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)


TPP Cohort will be in South County for fall 2020 and fall 2021 school year!

TPP south county recruitment flyer

The upcoming TPP cohort 7 will begin in the Salinas region for Fall 2022.  This means that students will have all classes offered in South County, including CSUMB Liberal Studies and credential courses! Cohort 8 will be in the Salinas region.  Please see graph below:

       Hartnell      CSUMB      Location
Cohort 5     Fall 2020 - Spring 2022   Fall 2022 - Spring 2024   South County
Cohort 6   Fall 2021 - Spring 2023    Fall 2023 - Spring 2025   South County
Cohort 7   Fall 2022 - Spring 2024   Fall 2024 - Spring 2026   Salinas