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STEM Teacher Ed
stem teacher education program

Application for the 2021-2022 stem core program is open now

click here to apply for the 2021-2022 STEM Teacher Education Program

click here to watch the short video to learn about the program


STEM TE 2021-2022 Mentors

Spring 2021 Meet N'Greet

  • Prof. Paula Gustin (Chemistry): Introduction / Journey to my career
  • Patricia (Patty) Rodriguez (STEM Counselor): Introduction / Journey to my career
  • Pathway to K12 teaching Part I & Part II
  • Prof. Shane Briggs (Math): Introduction / Journey to my career
Teacher Education (DEBER)
Teacher Education (DEBER) 
STEM Teacher Education
Fall 2020 Meet N'Greet
Prof. Don Barrie (Geology)

There is a shortage in California schools for math and science teachers.  The San Diego Mesa College Teacher Education Program offers students who want to become STEM middle school and high school teachers the support and guidance necessary to follow this Teacher Ed Pathway. Our goal is to prepare students on this pathway at Mesa to become linguistically and culturally diverse STEM teachers who will teach at school districts in San Diego County. 

If you are interested in teaching math or science, we invite you to submit an application for the STEM Teacher Ed 2020-2021 Program.   As a STEM Teacher Ed student, you can complete your Teacher Education courses with a focus on STEM so you can transfer and earn your degree and teaching credential.  You will also receive incentives such as a SurfacePro laptop on loan and complimentary WebAssign Math access codes for your math classes. Complete the STEM Teacher Ed application and see if you qualify!


Teacher Ed Flowchart


STEM Teacher Education San Diego Mesa College

Pathway / Suggested STEM Teacher Ed Courses (2021-2022)

STEM TE schedule template-FA21


2021 Virtual TA Virtual Teacher Academy
  • There's a shortage of middle school and high school math and science teachers in California. Explore the official teacher credential website for more information on requirements to obtain your credential at  (Commission on Teacher Credentialing);
  • Some charter schools in San Diego, such as High Tech High (HTH), offer a credential program while you are a student-teacher there. Explore the HTH Credential Pathway:



Prof. Gina Abbiate
Prof. Donald Barrie Prof. Patricia Rodriguez  
STEM TE Mentor &
Mathematics Faculty
STEM TE Mentor & 
Physical Sciences Faculty
STEM Counselor &
Personal Growth Faculty

Prof.Gina Abbiate Prof.Donald Barrie Prof.Patricia Rodriguez  

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