How to Get Started in Teacher TRAC

Step 1: Select Your Status

Step 2: Applying to the Cerritos College Teacher TRAC Program

  • Must Submit a one page, double spaced essay stating why you want to be a teacher

  • Must Submit unofficial High School & College Transcipts from every institution attended

  • Must have a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)
    {Exception CTE Students need a 2.0 G.P.A.}

  • Must have completed the Cerritos College Assessment Test for Math, English, and Reading

  • Must have done an online or in person orientation with a Cerritos College Counselor

  • Need to be Eligible for English 52 or Higher
    {CTE Students are Exempt, but encouraged to take this level of English}

  • Need to be Eligible for Math 60 of Higher
    {CTE Students are Exempt, but encouraged to take this level of Math}

* If you have questions about the Requirements, please contact us at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2212.

Step 3: What area / grade level are you interested in Teaching?

Elementary Education Teaching Pathway (K-6)

Have you ever thought about teaching in the Elementary School? Well now's your chance! The Cerritos College Teacher TRAC Program {in Partnership with CSULB} have created the Elementary Education Track that allows students to earn their Bachelors and 1st Year Teaching Credential in 4 years, splitting the classes up between Cerritos College and CSULB. If your interested in making a difference in the life of a child, then this is the pathway for you.

Middle School / High School Teaching Pathway (Secondary)

Are you interested in Teaching at the Middle School or High School Level? Teacher TRAC provides an opportunity for students to work on their coursework in the area that they would like to teach and an opportunity to complete a B.A. Degree at a four year college. If you have a passion for teaching Middle School or High School, then you want to check out the Middle School / High School Pathway as part of the Teacher TRAC Program for more information!

Career Technical Education Teaching Pathway (CTE)

Are you interested in Teaching Automotive Technology, Welding, or Woodworking at the High School or Community College Level? This component of Teacher TRAC provides individuals with a passion for Automotive Technology, Welding, and Woodworking the opportunity to share that passion and knowledge with the next generation of industry professionals. If this sounds like a calling for you, then you want to check out the CTE Teacher TRAC Pathway for more information!