Education Careers

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Welcome to Education Careers!

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teacher with student
Welcome to Education Careers!

Our Mission

To prepare, support, and inspire students along a successful path toward teaching and careers in education.

Students will receive advice and support from our Education Careers Team, including:

  • Developing educational plans
  • Completing teaching-focused transfer degrees
  • CBEST/CSET test preparation
  • Internships and classroom experience opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Transfer assistance, and career advising.
  • Outreach to local schools
  • Visits and tours of college campuses
  • Laptop Lending Program

Contact the Education Careers team via email at


Education Careers Brochure (English)  
Education Careers Brochure (Spanish)

What Our Students Are Saying


PC Student Monique Duran
In the next few years, I would like to complete my Bachelor's Degree and begin my career in teaching. I was drawn to teaching because I want to make a difference in students' lives. In the fall of 2021, I will be transferring to California State University, Bakersfield to complete my degree. In EDUC P110, I learned teaching strategies, classroom management, how to accommodate English Language Learners, and much more. I found this information useful and cannot wait to use it in the classroom. Dr. Pengilly did a wonderful job preparing me and providing me with resources that will assist me in my future teaching. The Education Careers workshops helped me by providing me with information that I can use in the future that I may not have gotten if I had not attended.
Monique Duran

PC Student Jacob Jolly
My long-term career goal is to teach Music at the middle school level... The Education Careers Program at Porterville College is giving me the opportunity to give back to my community by supporting me through my education career path."
Jacob Jolly

Meets Some of Your Instructors


PC faculty

Professor Jacqueline Pennell-Meredith

Denis LaClare

Dr. Denis LaClare

Teachers truly make a difference in the world, and the Introduction to Education course at Porterville College shows what it takes to become a teacher today! The foundation of education, teaching for student learning, and real world classroom observations are covered in this course. There is so much joy in being a teacher, and we are pleased to be part of your journey as a future educator.
Professor Jacqueline Pennell-Meredith and Dr. Denis LaClare
Instructors in the Education Career program