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Whether you are interested in being a teacher or just want to check it out, we are now enrolling students in TE-362: Fieldwork in Community Settings. The schedule number will be given out after you are hired. This may count as Early Field Experience if you are going for your teaching credential!


With this Service Learning class you will be placed at a local elementary, middle, or high school in a low-income community as a tutor. You can earn credits, money and be part of giving back to under-served students in San Diego! Service learning course + tutoring in the school site = opportunity to give back to our community. Please contact us at or come by the Pathways Office located in North Education 280 for more information! 




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Pathways Office

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1106

North Education Building 280

Phone: 619-594-1683

Fax: 619-594-4217


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The Pathways Office promotes careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among San Diego State University students. 

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The Pathways Office is supported by the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, the College of Sciences, and the College of Education.


  America Reads 

he America Reads program was initiated in 1997 to help all children learn how to read independently by the end of the third grade. There are approximately 1200 colleges and universities nationwide that work to improve literacy skills and reading comprehension in these crucial elementary school years.

At San Diego State University we work with kindergarten through third grade at Rosa Parks Elementary School, which is located in one of the most diverse communities in San Diego. We employ over 30 student tutors who work with K-3rdgrades at Rosa Parks Elementary School to provide extra support in the areas of reading and writing.

America Reads Program Goals:

  • To improve reading comprehension
  • To improve reading fluency
  • To improve vocabulary and spelling
  • To provide one-on-one attention
  • To help students develop a positive attitude about reading
  • To motivate students to read on their own

Become an America Reads tutor.

America Counts

The America Counts program was initiated in 1999 to nationally improve student achievement in mathematics.  This program was founded with the hope to assist students in mastering challenging mathematics including foundations of algebra and geometry. At San Diego State University we employ student tutors to work in local middle and high school classrooms to assist students in learning critical mathematical skills.  Tutors strive to help students solve complex mathematical problems while giving personal one-on-one attention.

America Counts Program Goals:

  • To equip teachers to teach challenging mathematics through high quality preparation and on-going   professional growth
  • To assist students in mastering  principals of algebra and geometry
  • To help students develop a positive attitude towards math
  • To support high quality research to inform best practices of mathematics teaching and learning
  • To provide personal attention and additional learning time for students
  • To encourage a challenging and engaging curriculum for all students based on rigorous standards

Become an America Counts Tutor



Participating Schools

Castle Park High 

Crawford High 

Hoover High 

Lincoln High 

Montgomery High 

Morse High 

O'Farrell High 

Southwest High



Bell Middle

Horace Mann Middle 

Monroe Clark Middle 

O’Farrell Middle

Wilson Middle


Marshall Elementary
Rosa Parks Elementary