Teacher Pathway Inclusion
Program

Sarah S. Class of 2020

A Community-Based Educational Model for Future Teacher Leaders

The National University Teacher Pathway Inclusion Program is dedicated to offering a solution to the teacher shortage and to address the need for more teachers who come from diverse backgrounds.

The program offers a community-focused approach to supporting future teachers through partnerships with local schools, districts, community colleges, and paraprofessionals already in K-12 classrooms. Through the program, students can earn an associate degree through participating community colleges, then complete their bachelor’s degree and teaching credential concurrently at National University’s Sanford College of Education.

About the Sanford College of Education

Participating students graduate from the Sanford College of Education, which is the largest single producer of teaching credential candidates in California, and one of the largest schools of education in the country. Affordability is a priority, and the National University Teacher Pathway Inclusion Program is designed — based on individual student circumstances — to offer a completion of a bachelor’s degree and teaching credential.

How it Works

The Teacher Pathway Inclusion Program aligns with the focus of a wide range of school-career initiatives that are being advanced nationally through National University System’s Workforce Education Solutions.

The pathway provides students the opportunity to complete all of the general education requirements and bring their transfer degree to National University to complete their bachelor’s degree and earn a California Teaching Credential. There is a seamless transition from the community college into the Teacher Pathway program at NU.

For More Information

National University is interested in growing the program throughout the state. If you are interested in partnering with us, offering your students this opportunity, or learning more, please reach out to Jennifer Preimesberger at jpreimesberger@nu.edu.