Summer Bridge

Program Information

Why EDUCAL Summer Bridge?
The EDUCAL Summer Bridge Program is a no-cost program designed for students majoring in LSED and/or a Single Subject major interested in becoming a K-12 teacher and who identify as Hispanic and/or other underserved group. The below noted costs will be covered by the Title V EDUCAL Program at California Lutheran University:
  • Room and board (including meals) for the on-campus experience
  • Experiential learning activities
Student Success through Community Building
Access resources on campus linked to expectations of being a prospective teacher and learn about resources available to support your success, including:
  • Individualized advising/mentoring meetings
  • Academic support workshops
  • Tutoring
On-Campus Experience

Learn how to build relationships with students who are also LSED or other Single Subject prospective teacher majors. You will also have, direct access to key faculty and staff that can help you in your academic and career trajectory.

Program Requirements

Participation in California Lutheran University’s EDUCAL 2022 Summer Bridge Program designed for prospective teachers is by invitation only. Invited students will receive invitations in early May. If students did not receive an invitation, they can still submit a Summer Bridge application by messaging directly. Students will be notified if an opening should become available. The following requisites must be met in order to qualify for the EDUCAL Summer Bridge Program:

  • Receive an invitation to participate in the Summer Bridge First Year Program
  • Be an incoming first year, either freshmen or transfer, or rising sophomore who identifies as Hispanic and/or other underrepresented group
  • Be a declared LSED and/or other Single Subject major interested in becoming a prospective K-12 teacher
  • Agree to live in on-campus housing for the duration of the Summer Bridge On-Campus Experience
  • Participate in mandatory student success activities
Application Details

Step 1: Invitations will be sent in early May. EDUCAL Summer Bridge 2022 will take place on a first come, first serve basis. 

Step 2: Check your California Lutheran University email account, if you qualify, you will receive an invitation. 

Step 3: Accept your EDUCAL Summer Bridge invitation and submit all necessary documents.

  • Submit all required Admissions documents and meet your Conditions of Admission (details below).
  • Agree to live in on-campus housing for the duration of the Summer Bridge On-Campus Experience (see details in terms of dates below).
  • Submit your participation waivers (if you are under 18)
  • Submit the EDUCAL Summer Bridge Application by June 20, 2022 (deadline extended!). 
  • Submit a Personal Statement (5 paragraph essay, 2 page maximum) each paragraph MUST meet 100 word minimum requirement and address the following:
    • Paragraph 1: Introduce yourself and share your top three reasons/motivations for selecting a LSED/Single Subject Prospective teaching major.
    • Paragraph 2: Describe your short and long term career goals.
    • Paragraph 3: Explain how the EDUCAL Summer Bridge will help you reach these goals.
    • Paragraph 4: Discuss your academic struggles or challenges, especially during virtual learning, and how you overcame them.
    • Paragraph 5: Conclude with a summary of the previous paragraphs, adding anything else about you as a potential research scholar
Program Dates and Deadlines
2022 EDUCAL Summer Bridge Dates and Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines

EDUCAL Summer Bridge Application

Priority deadline to submit your Summer Bridge Program application

June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022 (deadline extended!

EDUCAL Summer Bridge Decisions

Decisions released for the Summer Bridge Program

June 27, 2022

EDUCAL Summer Bridge Acceptance Packet

Deadline to submit your Summer Bridge acceptance packet, including participation waiver

July 5, 2022

EDUCAL Summer Bridge Program Starts

Arrive on-campus, move into residence halls;Official start of your Summer Bridge Program

August 8, 2022

EDUCAL Summer Bridge Program Ends

End of your Summer Bridge Program

Aug 10, 2022



Frequently Asked Questions

How many students will attend the Summer Bridge Program? 

Space is limited to a maximum of 30 students. 

How do I apply?

Utilize the application link forwarded directly to you in your email or email, if you meet the above noted requirements, to attain additional information on the application process. 

When does Summer Bridge take place? 

EDUCAL Summer Bridge begins on August 8th and concludes on August 10th, prior to the Fall semester start. Students will move into the on-campus residence halls on August 8th.

How much does it cost to attend Summer Bridge? 

The cost to attend the EDUCAL Summer Bridge Program is at no-cost to students who meet the above noted requirements. The costs of room and board for the duration of the program are covered fully by the Title V EDUCAL Program Grant. 

Where do Summer Bridge students live?

Participants will reside on-campus for the EDCUAL Summer Bridge-In Person Experience on August 8th.

How are students with disabilities supported?

Academic and housing accommodations are provided to meet the individual needs of each student through Disability Support Services.

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