Education Course Orientation & Teaching Pathway

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For students enrolled in EDUC 10, Introduction to Teaching and Learning or EDUC 20, Intro to Elementary Classroom Teaching, please plan to attend a required orientation workshop prior to or at the start of the semester.  Interested in learning about the pathway to teaching careers?  You are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation to learn more about our program and how to become a teacher in California.  Education Course Orientation dates are published on our program’s calendar of events (updated each fall and spring semester) as well as on the LBCC Calendar of Events. 

Tomorrow’s Teachers Registration Process

Enrolled students in EDUC 10 and EDUC 20 courses register and receive clearances in order to participate in required fieldwork that invites students to volunteer and observe in a public school classroom.  EDUC 10 students always self-place in participating TK-12 school districts, while EDUC 20 students may be assigned to self-place or be assigned to a Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) school site.

STEP 1: Complete a Registration Packet

Enrolled students will receive a registration packet at the required Orientation or can download a copy that includes information about Livescan fingerprinting, TB Risk Assessments/TB Tests, an LBCC Student Liability Form, and the Tomorrow’s Teachers Registration Form.

  • EDUC 10 students should download the Education 10 Self-Placement Packet and review the list of participation local TK-12 School Districts for self-placement protocols.
  • EDUC 20 students will be assisted by Tomorrow’s Teachers or their professor in order to determine whether they will download the Education 20 Self-Placement Packet for students placed in LBUSD or the self-placement version.

STEP 2: Get a Livescan Fee Voucher or LBUSD Livescan form (no cost)

A voucher for Livescan will be given to enrolled students at the orientation and/or by their professor before class begins.  Livescan must be completed as early as possible as it may take many weeks to process your clearance.

Please note: There is a chance that a small percentage of students are ineligible to volunteer or will not clear. For more information about clearance ineligibility, visit CA.gov Fingerprint Information.

Step 3: Submit TB Risk Assessment or TB Test Results

Students can submit a TB test or risk assessment that is no older than 4 years to their participating TK-12 district.  Current students may visit the LBCC Student Health Services office at LAC or PCC for no-cost TB appointments Monday thru Wednesday.  Walk-in clinic hours are advertised before each fall and spring semester. 

Fieldwork Handbook

The Fieldwork Handbook contains guidelines for participation in fieldwork as well as the Field Placement Confirmation Form, Fieldwork Hours Log, and Final Evaluation.  This handbook describes guidelines for school districts, coordinators and supervising teachers as well.