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Benefits of TEACH El Camino

The TEACH program gives you access to academic support services available on campus and in the community and assists in defining, pursuing, and ultimately achieving your professional goals.

The TEACH El Camino Teacher Education Program was created in response to California’s projected need for teachers over the next decade. Through partnerships with local universities, transfer pathways for Liberal Studies and Child Development were developed to guide students on the path to pursuing education related careers.

Program Benefits 

All students enrolled in TEACH El Camino will benefit from the following support services:


By taking specific courses that have been articulated with a number of local universities, TEACH students can complete most (if not all) of their lower division major and general education course requirements prior to transfer via a guided pathway they will receive in their counseling appointments.


Located in ART B 313, this room is equipped with numerous teaching resources, including laminators, bookbinders, die cuts, children’s books, puppets, flannel stories, CDs, teacher resource books, computers, scanners, and more, some of which can be checked out for use at home or in the classroom.


TEACH students will have the opportunity to take courses from dedicated professionals who bring to the classroom both their subject matter expertise and their experience as preschool, elementary, middle, and/or high school teachers.

In addition, TEACH has a full-time counselor who helps students develop education plans, select appropriate courses, find answers to specific credential questions, and access a variety of support services.


TEACH staff inform students of the services on campus and in the community that can help them achieve their goals.  Such services include Learning Communities courses and classes with Supplemental Instruction.  

Learning Communities courses afford students the opportunity to take linked courses from instructors who collaborate weekly on course content and assignments, and classes with Supplemental Instruction provide students with additional tutorial support both in and out of class.


TEACH offers an annual Guest Speakers’ Symposium and a College and Career Night.  The former allows students to gain valuable information related to pedagogy, financial aid, and test preparation for future educators and the latter allows TEACH students to explore all of the possible career options within the field of education.  

Additionally, various information sessions on a variety of topics are offered throughout the year on an as-needed basis.


TEACH also offers students a variety of books housed within the College’s library designed to enhance their success as future educators.  Book topics include test preparation and teaching methods. 


Future Teachers' Club
The Future Teachers’ Club provides TEACH students with an opportunity to attend monthly meetings designed to foster social and professional connections among members. 

Child Development Club
The purpose of the organization is to bring together students and community members with an interest in fostering the growth and development of children in their communities.