Faculty and student in study session at San Quentin

Apply to Teach at Mt. Tam

We seek candidates who are committed to our mission and to working with diverse communities. People directly impacted by incarceration, or reflecting the cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and racial diversity of our student body are especially encouraged to apply.


Mount Tamalpais College promotes a student-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive model of teaching. All volunteers should be comfortable with extensive communication with co-instructors and staff and should be open to exploring new teaching techniques.

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.