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Welcome to SDCOE Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation Educator Pathways

This resource is designed to provide guidance that will help support the  journey to becoming and growing as an educator. It is organized to provide resources based on any given starting point. 

The San Diego County Office of Education supports aspiring educators of all backgrounds and experiences in their exploration of and efforts toward a career in K-12 education, and it assists schools and districts as they continue to implement inclusive hiring and support practices. Together, we can both increase the candidate pool of educators from underrepresented groups to better reflect student demographics and inform the school cultures in which these educators will be an integral part.

Pathways

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High School Student

Ready to explore the idea of becoming an educator?
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Classified Employee

Considering the transition from classified to certificated?
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College Undergrad

Curious about the next steps to becoming an educator as you work on a college degree?
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Degree/Experience

Already have at least a bachelor's degree, military, or industry experience?
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Current Educator

Interested in mentorship opportunities or credential additions?
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Transitional Kindergarten and Early Learning

Early childhood teachers, including those who work in preschool and transitional kindergarten, are often students' first experience with school. Learn more about how to be one of these influential educators.
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Non-Teaching Careers

It takes a wide-range of professionals to run a school. Non-teaching careers from instructional aides and bus drivers to systems analysts and landscapers are part of this important group of professionals.
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Administrative Careers

If you're an educator ready to take on an instructional, programmatic, or site leadership role, becoming a school administrator may be right for you.
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Events and Resources

Annual Level Up and Career Fair events can help you move your career forward! You'll also find a valuable resource and planning guide as well as an Edjoin guide to help you prepare for your credential, find opportunities, ace that interview, and more to help you make the most of your time!
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Financial Supports

Becoming an educator takes more than time and effort. It also requires a financial investment. Take a look at just some of the financial supports available to help you make your teacher credential a reality.
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EducatorPathways@sdcoe.net