Teacher Preparation Center Events

We want to encourage you to learn more about the teaching profession and meet other future teachers from Southern California!

Spring 2022 Workshops and Events

    • TAW ImageTeacher's Appreciation Week
      TPI is getting ready for this year's 'Teacher Appreciation Week!'
      Starting Monday, April 25th until Thursday, April 28th, students who wish to send a small token of thanks to their professor(s) can fill out a FREE appreciation gram request form using one of two methods:
      Physical Appreciation Grams - Requests can be made at one of our three TPI booths on campus:
      1. In front of our TPI office (Bldg. 26A, Rm 1610).
      2. In front of the Library - grass area.
      3. Building 77 (Language Dept. Bldg.) - staircase area.
      TPI office and booth hours are M/W: 8am-5pm. T/TH: 8am-3pm.
      Virtual Appreciation Grams - Request your virtual appreciation gram here:
      Physical appreciation grams will be hand-delivered to professors by TPI staff, and virtual appreciation grams will be emailed to professors on 'Teacher Appreciation Week' (week of May 2nd).
      Booths Open:
      Monday, Apr 25 - Thursday, Apr 28
      M/W 8 am - 5 pm  |  T/TH 8 am - 3 pm
      Virtual form closes:
      Apr 29 @ 11:45 pm
      Did we mention that It's FREE? - there are ZERO costs involved! All students must do is find a TPI booth or click on the link provided to fill out an appreciation card.
      We look forward to your requests!
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    • Test PrepFree CBEST, CSET & RICA Test Prep Workshops
      Once again, we are offering the CBEST, CSET, and RICA Workshops this summer!
      Please feel welcomed to sign up for as many workshops you wish to attend.  All workshops are free to Mt. SAC and non Mt. SAC students.
      The workshop dates are as follow: 
      CSET Workshop (Math):
      Date                                Day                          Time
      Jun 4, 2022                   Saturday                8am-10am
      Jun 16, 2022                Thursday                6pm-8pm
      CSET Workshop (ELA/Social Sciences):
      Date                               Day                           Time
      May 12, 2022               Thursday                 6pm-8pm
      Jun 7, 2022                  Tuesday                   6pm-8pm
      Jun 18, 2022                Saturday                 8am-10am
      CBEST Workshop (Math):
      Date                              Day                              Time
      May 26, 2022              Thursday                    6pm-8pm
      Jun 9, 2022                 Thursday                    6pm-8pm
      Jun 21, 2022               Tuesday                     6pm-8pm
      CBEST Workshop (ELA):
      Date                              Day                               Time
      May 31, 2022              Tuesday                       6pm-8pm
      Jun 11, 2022               Saturday                     8am-10am
      Jun 23, 2022               Thursday                    6pm-8pm
      RICA Workshop:
      Date                              Day                                Time
      Jun 2, 2022                 Thursday                      6pm-8pm
      Jun 14, 2022               Tuesday                        6pm-8pm
      Jun 25, 2022               Saturday                      8am-10am
      For any questions regarding the workshops, please reach out to Prof. Janice Rice at  
    • Retirement PigCalifornia Teachers Retirement System Webinar

      Teacher Prep will be hosting a CalSTRS Retirement Webinar.  It's never too early to begin looking at retirement benefits and how to make the most of them, even if you have yet to become an educator.  Be informed and register today!  

      Register today. We’ve made it easy.
      Simply go to: Register for CalSTRS Retirement Webinar 
      (Zoom link will be emailed after registration)

    • Jet LogoJapan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Information Session

      The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).   Since 1987, more than 60,000 JET Program participants from over 40 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts!

      Date: Thursday, May 5th
      Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM via Zoom
      (Registration Required)
      Hosted by
      The Mt SAC Japanese Program/Teacher Prep Institute
      Contact: Prof. Tsurumi <>

      Jet Flyer 2022

    • Financial Aid Icon$500 Mt SAC Foundation Scholarship for TPI students! Financial Aid Workshop for Future Educators
      Scholarship application deadline has passed. Please check back at a later time for future scholarship updates.
      For more information about Mt. SAC scholarships, please visit:
      Scholarship application tips:
      Video not playing? Access the scholarship video using this link:
    • Teach for LA LogoTeach for LA!
      The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative  presents its 6th Regional Teachers & Future Educators Conference!
      Recording of the Teach for LA webinar (Conducted by Mt. SAC ESL Prof. Denise Schumaker)

      Video not playing? Please watch the "Teach for LA" video here:

      Follow along with Denise with this slide!

 *Registration required for all workshops/seminars
If you are in need of disability-related accommodations or services, e.g., sign language interpreting or captioning, please contact us five (5) days prior to any event date.  Contact us at (909) 274-4190.
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