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The Teacher Preparation Pipeline was established in 2006 by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to address the statewide shortage of teachers.  The goal of the program is to provide additional support to those individuals that desire to enter the teaching field.  The program supports community college students and industry professionals obtain the education, experience, and credentials needed to become a teacher.

Ten California Community Colleges have joined together with businesses and workforce development partners to encourage and support our future teachers. The focus of the program is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields as well as Career and Technical Education (CTE) such as welding, automotive, electronics, HVAC and many others.


  • The program leverages other state agency resources in order to provide a full range of services
  • The program addresses the current and future teacher shortage and contributes to the local, regional, statewide and national employment needs
  • The program increases the likelihood of student matriculating to 4-year institutions by providing support services, referrals, internships, mentoring and follow-up
  • The program increases the number of STEM and/or CTE industry professionals that desire to change or broaden their careers after becoming and expert in their field


  • Since 2006, the Teacher Preparation Program has assisted 4,260 future teachers
  • 2,600 Credential Applications submitted to the state
  • 250 student internships
  • 45 Business Partners


For more information about the Statewide Consortium, contact Rene Marshall at