Integrated Special Teacher Education Program (INSTEP)

Through this unique program, students earn their bachelor’s degree and a special education teaching credential in their undergraduate years.

With a major in Justice, Community and Leadership, INSTEP students will:

  • Be part of a cohort model
  • Have classroom experience every year
  • Graduate with a BA in Justice Community and Leadership AND a Special Education K-12 teaching credential
  • Receive post-graduation advisement from Kalmanovitz School of Education alumni as well as urban special educators

Transfer Student Benefits

  • Following the community college’s INSTEP articulation agreement, students can join Saint Mary’s JCL INSTEP program for their final two years
  • A transfer student friendly environment aimed at creating a smooth transition to SMC life
  • Post-graduation advisement from Kalmanovitz School of Education alumni as well as urban special educators 
  • Through a grant from the State of California, Saint Mary’s is working with Los Medanos College to advise students who are interested in joining INSTEP

For more information about the program, including admissions requirements, please complete the "Learn More" form today. 

Questions about financial aid? Start here.

Updated: September 2017