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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 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.   

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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Last Update: 9/1/2020