Teacher Education Program
Designed for prospective public and private elementary and middle school teachers (grades PK-8) or prospective public and private middle and high school teachers (Grades 6-12).
The SEMILLA Teacher Fellowship provides assistance to students pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching with Teaching Credential (MATTC) program who:
- Agree to successfully complete a minimum of 18 units at the East San Jose campus (courses to be determined).
- Agree to provide community service at the East San Jose campus during the time of enrollment in MATTC. Map
- Agree to successfully complete the MATTC program and be awarded a teaching credential from the State of California.
- Agree to teach for two years post-degree/post-preliminary credential in a High-Need School that is predominantly comprised of an underserved Latina/o student population within four years of completing the MATTC program.
The Excellence in Catholic Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Program is a three-year program that begins in June. Each ExCEL teacher is assigned a Mentor Teacher and an Instructional Coach while teaching in their own K – 12th grade classroom in the Diocese of San Jose. Upon completion of all certification requirements, ExCEL teachers will be eligible for a California Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential while having earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Santa Clara University’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology.
Abbreviated Preliminary for Catholic and Private School TeachersThis program offers an abbreviated route for veteran Catholic and private school teachers (6 years or more of experience) to obtain a recommendation for their multiple subject or single subject preliminary teaching credential.
- This program is a professional training program for educators working in alternative and correctional programs as teachers, counselors, or administrators.