Miramar Amgen Teacher Support Center (MATSC)
Overview of the LSSI Professional Development Program


Participating Schools and Colleges

Community Colleges

Grossmont College

Mira Costa College

Mt. San Jacinto College

Pasadena City College

Palomar College

San Diego City College

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Miramar College

Santiago Canyon College

Southwestern College

San Diego County School Districts

Carlsbad Unified School District

Coronado Unified School District

Escondido Union High School District

Fallbrook Union High School District

Grossmont Union High School District

Mountain Empire Unified School District

Oceanside Unified School District

Poway Unified School District

San Diego Unified School District

San Dieguito Union High School District

San Marcos Unified School District

Sweetwater Union High School District

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

Vista Unified School District

Private and Public Charter Schools

E3 Civic High

Academy of Our Lady of Peace

Arroyo Paseo Charter High School

Bayshore Prep

Cathedral Catholic High School

Del Lago Academy

Foothills Christian High

Guajome Park Academy

Helix Charter High School

High Tech High Media Arts

High Tech High North County

High Tech High School

Learning Choice Academy

Lighthouse Christian Academy

Lutheran High School of San Diego

Marian Mater Dei Catholic High School

North County Trade Tech High

Santa Rosa Academy

San Diego Global Vision Academy

The Rock Academy

School Districts in Other Counties

Chaffey Joint Union School District

Hemet Unified School District

Lake Elsinore Union School District

Murrieta Valley Unified Schools

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Torrance Unified School District






The LSSI Program is held every summer and is managed by the San Diego Workforce Partnership and is hosted at San Diego Miramar College.

What are the key features of the program?

  • Standards-Based Biotech Curriculum using the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)
  • Industy Visits to see first-hand the latest biotechnology practices and research & development
  • Collaborate with San Diego Teachers to adapt the curriculum to the Common Core and Next Generation Standards
  • Ongoing Support for Curriculum Implementation for teachers without equipment or supplies
  • Paid Opportunity to implement the ABE Curriculum

Click here for current teacher offerings.

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Teacher Program Outcomes 2005-2016

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Why should I participate?

No matter how up-to-date are the techniques and equipment used in the classroom, these techniques and equipment are likely to be outdated by the time students enter the workforce. An educator's job, therefore, is not only to prepare students with the basic skills they will need to tackle whatever jobs might come their way in the next decade, but also to inspire them to pursue careers in science, especially in the ever-growing field of life sciences.

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How do I apply?

Participants will be evaluated for eligibility in the LSSI Teacher Program based on their experience in teaching lab-based courses in the biological, chemical, or physical sciences and their ability to commit to the duration of the program. Participants will be expected to provide their own transportation to San Diego Miramar College.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit the San Diego Workforce Partnership's website.


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