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How to Get Started in Teacher TRAC

Application Process

Submit a completed Teacher TRAC Application including:

  • A one page, double spaced essay stating why you want to be a teacher
  • An unofficial copy of your High School Transcripts
  • Unofficial College Transcripts from all Schools attended including Cerritos College.
  • A signed Talent Release Form from the College (attached to the application) 


Requirements to Join the Program:

  • Must have a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)
    {Exception CTE Students need a 2.0 G.P.A.}

Special Note: 

Cerritos College’s Teacher TRaining ACademy (Teacher TRAC) is targeted for students who are working towards a certificate, A.A. Degree or an A.A. Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) and will continue their education towards their Bachelor’s Degree and Credential at a 4-year institution. (CTE Students refer to the CTE WebPage  

For further information about local credential programs: 

The following link can be used to search a comprehensive list of all credential programs in California.   

Added Authorizations:

In addition to a multiple subject or single subject credential in a specific content area, future teachers can add authorizations that allow them to teach in other areas. For example, a teacher with a multiple subject credential can add a supplementary authorization in science and teach middle school science.   For more information, please use the following links:

If you have questions about the Requirements, please contact us at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2212.

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