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What is Project Impact

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Project Impact aims to significantly increase diversity in the teacher pool through intentional outreach and recruitment toward the K-12 teaching profession in the Inland Empire and beyond. With a special focus on underrepresented minorities and African American males, the Watson College of Education will recruit scholars into Project Impact and prepare these student teachers as highly skilled, collaborative, inclusive, and who commit to work as restorative agents for educational equity and social justice.

Teacher candidates will go through the program with a level of individualized support required to navigate the rigorous credentialing program. Project Impact sets itself apart, preparing teacher candidates with foundational, experiential, and currently relevant pedagogy through our quality Credentialing Programs, Pre-Internship Educational Experience, and the Master Your Craft Professional Development series. Project Impact brings intentionality to properly prepare teacher candidates to enter the classroom as immediately impactful change agents for the schools and communities they serve.


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Possible Pathways

Project Impact supports participants who are pursuing a career in education, seeking a teaching credential through the various pathways CSUSB has to offer.  

  • CSUSB Liberal Studies Integrated Track | Multiple Subject Teaching
    The CSUSB Liberal Studies Integrated Track lets you earn a liberal studies degree and a credential at the same time.
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
    The Multiple Subject Program is for those seeking to teach grades TK-6. The Multiple Subject Program also provide an option to obtain a Bilingual Authorization through additional coursework.
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential
    The Single Subject Program if for those seeking to teach at the secondary level in a specific content area (Art, English, History/Social Science, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, & Science). Art, Music, and Physical Education can teach at the Elementary and Secondary levels.
  • Special Education
    The Special Education Credential Program at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) offers a graduate course of study that leads to a California Educational Specialist Credential and/or a Master's of Science Degree. Students may choose to specialize in one of the following three authorization areas: Mild/Moderate Support Needs, Extensive Support Needs, or Early Childhood Special Education.

Project Impact Provides

  • Financial Assistance to mitigate the costs of attendance.
  • Critical support and mentorship to assist participants to successfully navigate the program.
  • Pre-Intern Educational experience working with K-12 students early in the program.
  • Relevant Professional Development in the “Master your Craft” series for essential skill-building of the most recently established “best practices”.