Integrated Teacher Preparation Program

The Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (ITPP) at USD provides an optimal pathway for students currently enrolled at one of the San Diego Community Colleges who have professional goals of becoming middle or high school teachers in the sciences or mathematics.

The program’s purpose is to accommodate a smooth transition and transfer of students from Mesa College, Miramar College and San Diego City College into USD through a four-year integrated program leading to a bachelor’s degree and single subject teaching credential in STEM fields of study.

How it Works

While enrolled at a partner community college, USD will allow prospective students identified on the ITPP pathway to take 1-2 courses in the year prior to their matriculation at a reduced rate of tuition, then transfer and have priority registration in education courses. Articulated pathways for mathematics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or environmental and ocean sciences majors will enable students to complete their BA and receive their teaching
credential in four instead of the more common five or more years.

Application deadlines for transfer students to USD are October 1 for spring entry and March 1 for fall entry. Students who are members of the ITPP will be benefit from early admission procedures due to the ability to take some courses at USD prior to formal transfer.

How to Apply to ITPP

  • Step One: Schedule a Transfer Advising Appointment
  • Step Two: Complete Dual Enrollment Application
  • Step Three: Apply to USD

Contact Us

Transfer Counselor: Andrew Alsoraimi-Espiritu

ITPP Director: Dr. Margaret Daley