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How to Get Started in Teacher TRAC

Applying for Teacher TRAC

  • Download the Teacher TRAC Application to your Computer
  • Open the Downloaded Application from your Computer
  • Fill out the application and submit in one of two ways:
    1. Click on the Submit Button in the Application after you fill it out or
    2. Save it on your Computer and send it to us as an attachment at teachertrac@cerritos.edu along with your essay and any transcripts

  • Include with the Application:
    • A one page, double spaced essay stating why you want to be a teacher
    • An unofficial copy of your High School Transcripts (1st Time College Students)
    • Unofficial College Transcripts from all Schools attended outside Cerritos College

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. 
https://www.ctc.ca.gov/commission/reports/data/approved-institutions-and-programs   

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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