Faculty and student in study session at San Quentin

Apply to Teach at Mount Tamalpais College

We seek experienced educators who are committed to Mount Tamalpais College’s mission and to teaching students with diverse backgrounds. All faculty are required to have teaching or tutoring experience. Credit course faculty also must have a graduate degree—ideally a PhD—in a relevant discipline. Dedicated educators, people who have been directly impacted by incarceration, and people who reflect the cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and racial diversity of our student body are encouraged to apply.

Course Catalog

Our courses are in-classroom and discussion-based, and offer transferable credits. Because we are limited by classroom space at San Quentin, we rotate course offerings.

Meet Our Students

The students we serve at San Quentin State Prison are on a medium-security yard and are classified by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as male—including men and trans women. The majority of our students are people of color.

Meet Our Faculty

Our volunteer faculty are drawn from some of the Bay Area's most prestigious colleges and universities and are placed as instructors and tutors at San Quentin State Prison each term, three terms a year.