Teachers for Tomorrow (TFT)

Earn your degree and teaching credential as an undergraduate!

Teachers for Tomorrow (TFT) 

The Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL) undergraduate major offers three teacher education concentrations: Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, and Single Subject. This interdisciplinary program stresses critical inquiry, leadership, global perspectives, social and environmental stewardship, and self-assessment. It prepares students to be leaders within and outside of the classroom to address the critical educational challenges of our times.

4-year Education Concentrations

Multiple Subject Teacher Education (MSTE)

Students earn their JCL Bachelor of Arts and a preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential to work in K-8 classrooms.

Education Specialist Teacher Education (SPED)

Students earn their JCL Bachelor of Art and a preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential for K-12 students with mild-to-moderate disabilities.

4+1 Education Concentration

Single Subject Teacher Education Minor (SS4+1)

Students earn their Bachelor of Arts or Science in the subject they wish to teach, and a preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in their fifth year to work in middle- and high-school classrooms.

Key features:

  • Integrated curriculum: teacher preparation courses taught along with liberal arts courses
  • Early classroom experiences
  • Opportunity to take the program as a cohort with the same advisors and the same in-school experiences
  • Ongoing support from field-based supervisors and professors
  • Student teacher placements in culturally and socioeconomically, diverse settings
  • Each year involves community engagement and courses that are partnered with community agencies and public schools
  • Dedication to culturally relevant teaching, restorative justice, and community cultural wealth

For more information about the program, including admissions requirements, please complete the "Learn More" form today. 

Questions about financial aid? Start here.

Program Contacts:

Monica Fitzgerald
Program Director
(925) 631-4605
mdf1@stmarys-ca.edu

Isabella Navarro
JCL Teacher Education Coordinator
(925)631-4304
imn1@stmarys-ca.edu