Educator Pathway

This is your ed.path

Educator's Professional Advancement and Teaching Hub

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.

OUr Vision

Our Mission

Our Values

Create an educational ecosystem for all educators to inspire and engage each student toward academic success, where educators have access to professional advancement regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances to ensure that they are highly effective and stay passionate

Address the specific needs of our educational community by becoming a teaching hub to foster a continuous professional growth culture and ensure equitable and impactful education for all students by empowering and cultivating a diverse education workforce.

Respect, celebrate, and prioritize:

Equity and Inclusion
Educator Well-Being
Continuous Professional Growth
Collaboration and Collegiality
Student-Centered Focus

From Passion to Profession

Monica Prestegaard’s Teacher Pathway Story

Current Pathway Program



Please contact InJin Jun if you have any questions. If you are ready to apply, submit your application today!

Dear Classified Staff,

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is offering a scholarship to classified employees of Santa Cruz county school districts to pursue a teaching career. Application will be accepted on a rolling basis.

We have added more IHE partners for you to choose from:

  1. CSU, East Bay – CalState Apply
  2. CSU, Monterey Bay – CalState Apply
  3. San José State University – CalState Apply
  4. Santa Clara COE, EPP Admissions
  5. UC, Santa CruzAdmissions
  6. UMass Global – Admissions
  7. University of La Verne – Admissions

Professional Development Series

Our professional development series on technology offers hands-on sessions designed to help you master essential Google tools and unlock the power of AI to boost classroom efficiency and engagement.

Session One: Google Tools

  • Date: August 22nd
  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Platform: Zoom

Session Two: AI Fundamentals

  • Date: September 26th
  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Platform: Zoom

Both sessions are FREE for all interested first-year educators! Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your tech skills and transform your classroom experience. Register now to secure your spot!

Resource & Teaching Hub

Connect with a CTC Career Counselor

Roadmap to Teaching in California. Learn about the different pathways to becoming a credentialed teacher.  

6 Steps to Become a Teacher

California needs teachers! Use this site to make a career plan, get guidance for finding a program, and find financial aid!

Financial Support for Education Career

California Department of Education assists future educators with resources for financial support and advocacy.

Work with us!

Find information on jobs available in the Santa Cruz County School System and throughout the county.

C&I Programs and Services

Leading educational excellence by supporting school leadership and providing professional development.

Raise the Bar

The US Department of Education is working with state and local leaders to elevate the teaching profession.

Induction Program

SC/SVNTP assists and supports new teachers through two years of Induction to clear their teaching credentials.

Greater Good in Education

Explore the collection of practices related to social-emotional learning, character education, and mindfulness.

Welcome to ed.PATH. A playlist of how-to videos and curated information will be coming soon.

Latest News

Educator Pathway

What’s happening in July!

ed.PATH July Newsletter! On June 29, 2024, Governor Newsom signed a budget trailer bill, SB 153 (Chap. 38, Statutes of 2024), that allows teaching credential

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Become a Teacher

For more information on jobs available in the Santa Cruz County School System, including current postings, job descriptions, and salary schedule information, please visit our Employment Page.

Become a substitute teacher

Curious about teaching? Don't know where to start? Get started as a substitute teacher!
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If you have a question or would like to set up an appointment to find out more about the various educator pathways, please email InJin Jun or sign up for a newsletter of trending updates on ed.PATH. 

InJin Jun 
Educator Pathway Organizer
Recruitment, Retention, and Effectiveness

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