Student Success Programs

Spanish-to-English Associate Teacher Certificate Program

This program meets the academic requirements for the associate teacher certificate through the State Department of Education and Child Development Division. This certificate is comprised of four core classes in child development, which are linked to four English as a Second Language courses. The child development courses will begin with predominantly Spanish instruction. The program is for students who have not taken child development classes in English, are eligible to take ESL 27A, ESL 27B, ESL 27C, or ESL 27D (The ESL assessment test is highly recommended), and have not taken ESL courses higher than the level ESL 49DESL 49E or reading higher than the level RDG 56. For more information, call (619) 421-6700, extension 5878.

Note: A separate application is required for this program.

Programa para el Certificado de Maestro Asociado de Español a Inglés

Este programa cubre todos los requisitos académicos para el permiso de maestro asociado del Departamento Estatal de Educación y la División de Desarrollo Infantil. Este certificado comprende cuatro cursos obligatorios de desarrollo infantil, los cuales están unidos a cuatro cursos de inglés como segundo idioma. Los cursos de desarrollo infantil empezarán siendo impartidos en español. Los cursos son para estudiantes que no han cursado clases de desarrollo infantil (child development) en inglés, que son elegibles para ESL 27A, ESL 27B, ESL 27C, or ESL 27D (se recomienda hacer el exámen de ESL) y que no hayan tomado inglés más avanzado del nivel ESL 49D, ESL 49E o lectura (reading) más avanzado del nivel RDG 56. Para más información llame al (619) 421-6700, extensión 5878.

NOTA: Se requiere una solicitud de admisión adicional para este programa.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

The mission of the Southwestern College Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Program is to promote academic achievement and leadership development. MESA’s goal is to increase the transfer rate and academic success of economically and educationally disadvantaged students who are majoring in mathematics, engineering, or science. The Program provides academic enrichment opportunities, mentoring, and leadership experiences that facilitate transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

For more information call the Southwestern College MESA Office at (619) 482-6381.