Founded in 2009 by the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE), Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ) is the only regionally accredited institution of higher education that is a department within a county office of education. TCSJ provides a variety of options for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of education: Teaching and Administrative Service Credentials, Induction (teaching and administrative), six Master in Education concentrations, as well as non-degree programs. The college serves over 1300 students who work across 60 districts in an 8 county region of California.
With an innovative spirit, we prepare and inspire educators to become empowered leaders who serve our diverse communities.
We commit to our core values:
We believe in challenging thinking and fostering curiosity.
We believe that relationships are the heart of education.
We believe that true growth comes from reflective practice.
We believe in connecting theory to practice.
Equity is a way of being. We at Teachers College of San Joaquin believe that we need to meet people where they are and guide them to embrace, demonstrate, and practice an equity mindset through insatiable curiosity for learning. We believe that an equity mindset is achieved through strong relationships and ongoing, deep reflection starting with an ever-evolving personal examination of truth. We believe that equity requires rigorous, intentional dedication. We commit to sustaining an equity lens as we work with our strategic priorities and resources while maintaining relevant, ongoing action and assessment of progress. We acknowledge that it is going to take time to dismantle systemic racism and injustice and we are deeply committed to the journey.
Teachers College of San Joaquin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001. Credential Programs offered at TCSJ are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
- Develop, implement and/or apply research to evaluate and inform curricular choices and pedagogical practices.
- Understand that establishing and nurturing asset-based, collaborative relationships are the foundation of successful teaching, leadership, and professional growth.
- Engage in reflective practices to improve teaching, learning, and professional growth.
- Recognize, nurture, and celebrate diversity by implementing equitable and responsive practices to support and empower each learner to reach their full potential.
IMPACT Program graduates…
- Demonstrate a strong foundation of pedagogical knowledge by designing and implementing engaging, relevant lessons that are accessible to each learner and aligned to the state adopted standards and frameworks.
- Apply an asset-based mindset to support the development of meaningful and collaborative relationships with students, families, colleagues, and community members to strengthen teaching and learning.
- Implement and analyze multiple means of assessment to guide student learning and growth through clear feedback, instructional adjustments, and appropriate supports.
- Establish and maintain a routine of professional growth through active participation and engagement in current research-based learning opportunities, collaboration, and self-reflection.
- Create and maintain an inclusive student-centered classroom community where each student feels safe, recognizes mistakes are part of the learning process, and is supported in their learning and reflection.
- Recognize, nurture, and celebrate diversity by implementing equitable and responsive practices to support and empower student learning.
Graduate Studies Program graduates…
- Analyze, synthesize, and/or design and conduct research to inform and improve practices..
- Understand that the foundation of successful teaching, leadership, and professional growth is built on strong, asset-based relationships.
- Sustain a practice of reflection for continuous improvement, innovation, and professional growth.
- Are prepared to analyze, design, and implement curriculum and systems to ensure equitable and inclusive practices.
- Demonstrate expertise in the design and implementation of rigorous, student-centered curriculum, and/or programs.
- Are well-equipped to lead people and programs in a collaborative, equitable, ethical, and culturally responsive manner using evidence-based practices.
Student Affairs ensures that TCSJ graduates…
- Are connected to a network of opportunities within TCSJ and the greater educational community.
- Benefit from strong relationships and advocacy that support educational and professional goals.
- Have access to relevant educational and career-related information and resources.