The Cuesta College Education Program supports 5 teacher pathways that include Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Middle or High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Career Technical Education (CTE) Teachers.
See the Applied Behavioral Science Division webpage for more information about teacher pathways.
The Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts for Transfer degree prepares students to transfer into a Liberal Studies or a similar elementary teacher preparation major. The degree is designed to meet introductory content area subject matter requirements for a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential since elementary school teachers need to teach many subjects in a self-contained classroom; the Multiple Subject Credential is required to teach at elementary schools. Students who complete the degree will also gain practical experience through classroom observations and interaction with elementary students and faculty. A student may complete the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, then the Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies or similar major to help prepare for the Multiple Subject Credential Teacher Preparation program.
In addition to preparing students for a Multiple Subject credential, the Education department also offers certificates and pathways that support future middle and high school teachers, special educators, and paraeducators. Certificate programs include those for Middle and High School teachers, Paraprofessionals, and those who would like a stronger foundation in Child Development.