Teachers for Tomorrow's Schools (TTS) is a set of programs that prepares reflective, collaborative, and visionary teacher leaders through careful integration of research, practice, and theory. The programs include simultaneous course work and classroom teaching with an urban focus that grows out of a commitment and responsibility to the communities in which we live. Graduates leave the program inspired to use teaching to deepen student learning, increase their own knowledge, transform schools, and increase educational equity.
Teacher candidates spend one academic year in full-time course work and student teaching. Students may then apply for a California state teaching credential in either multiple subjects (grades K–8) or a single subject (grades 6–12). We prepare students for single subject teaching credentials in the humanities (art, English, foreign language, or social science) or single subject teaching credentials in mathematics and science.
A unique feature of the Teacher Education Programs is that students may return to Mills any time in the five years after they complete their credential to complete an MA in education with an emphasis in teaching (MEET). These classes are offered in late afternoons and evenings while students work full time as teachers, and emphasize research on teaching and learning in the students' own classroom and school. Students are supported by Mills faculty to become professionals and leaders in their educational contexts.
Students who wish to pursue an MA in education with an emphasis in early childhood education spend the year after their credential year in full-time, weekday course work to complete their degrees.
Which program is right for you?
- Multiple Subject Credential
- Single Subject Credential in Humanities (Art, English, Foreign Languages, or Social Science)
- Single Subject Credential in Mathematics or Science