Student Application Information

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“The Teaching Fellows Program was vastly informative and equally transformative. As a member, I learned to more confidently speak publicly, to more effectively cater to individual needs, and to appreciate the incredible volume of work that is necessary to be a successful professor. The whole program enabled my self-improvement, in these respects, and affirmed my desire to teach. For me, the goal of the program has been achieved.”

The Teaching Fellows Program is designed for students who are pursuing or seriously considering a career in education at any level, including teaching, counseling, librarianship, or other educational roles. Students will benefit from both practical, hands-on education-related opportunities and an introduction to complex ideas about working in education.

Students wishing to apply to the Teaching Fellows program must:

  • identify a SRJC faculty member who has agreed to be their Faculty Mentor in this program.
  • complete a minimum of 24 degree applicable units at SRJC by the end of the spring term in which they apply to the program.
  • have a 3.0 or greater overall GPA (including any coursework transferred to SRJC). Applicants with an overall GPA below 3.0, but who have earned a 3.0 or higher for the past two consecutive academic terms, should contact the Scholarship Office to request an appeal for consideration by the Teaching Fellows Steering Committee. Appeal forms are available in the Scholarship Office and online.

Students accepted into the Teaching Fellows Program must:

  • attend regular cohort meetings 9-11am, first Friday of every month during the academic year when classes are in session
  • meet with their Faculty Mentor for weekly check-ins.
  • spend an average of six to eight hours per week on Teaching Fellows Program activities. The schedule will be coordinated with the faculty mentor and examples of activities include attending an affiliated class or lab, class prep time, running a study group, keeping a reflective journal, and regular meetings with your Faculty Mentor.
  • enroll in and complete a minimum of 24 units at SRJC during the academic year in which they are Teaching Fellows, including at least 6 units during each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants may apply to have units earned during the summers before or after that academic year be counted as part of the 24 units.
  • maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 during the year of participation.