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The Santa Monica College Teacher Academy is a distinctive campus community for prospective Pre-K, K-12 and Special Education teachers.  The Teacher Academy offers exemplary role models, meaningful education courses and fieldwork experiences, and a variety of support services.

Vision Statement

Students in the Teacher Academy will receive academic and professional preparation needed to create and sustain a career in education. The Teacher Academy provides students individualized academic support and mentoring to ensure successful completion of their career goals in a timely manner.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Teacher Academy is to maintain and expand a model teacher preparation program that provides the necessary coursework, fieldwork, role models and individualized support to successfully prepare prospective teachers to succeed as quality professionals in education. Students will begin the process of completing the required permits, credentials, and/or degrees that will enable them to become teachers who positively influence the students and families in their communities.

We are not, however, a credential granting program. Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree should contact the credential office at a university or four-year college.