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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

Barnard College

Brown University

Carlton College

Claremount McKenna College

The College of William and Mary

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Florida State University

George Washington University

Harvard College

Harvard University

Harvey Mudd College

Loyola University Chicago

Middlebury College

Morehouse College

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Pomona College

Rice University

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

St. John’s College

Swarthmore University

Tufts University

Tulane University

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

Vanderbilt University


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