Breakthrough SJC trains college students to teach in the summer and school-year programs as part of the program’s unique students-teaching-students model. With guidance and support from directors and experienced professional instructional coaches, college students shoulder the responsibilities of full-time educators as they implement curricula, plan daily lessons, oversee student behavior, and commit their time to helping younger students follow in their footsteps on the road to college.
Breakthrough SJC Teaching Fellows
- 40 percent share the experience of being a first generation college student.
- 80 percent are teachers of color (nationally, only 16 percent of teachers are teachers of color).
- 84 percent attend selective colleges (nationally, only 7% of teachers attended selective colleges).
- Breakthrough SJC teaching fellows have an average GPA of 3.60.
Breakthrough SJC teaching fellows come from prestigious colleges and universities across the nation:
Claremount McKenna College
The College of William and Mary
Florida State University
George Washington University
Harvey Mudd College
Loyola University Chicago
Southern Methodist University
St. John’s College
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Texas, Austin
University of Virginia