Steve BautistaCounselor | Coordinator
Center for Teacher Education
Since 2000, Steve has served as a Professor, Counselor and the Program Coordinator for the Center for Teacher Education at Santa Ana College (SAC). In his work as program coordinator for the Center for Teacher Education, Steve oversees the daily operation of a multifaceted academic and student services program aimed at the preparation of K-12 teachers. He also provides direct Counseling services to students and teaches Counseling courses for future teachers. Steve is also active in a variety of local, regional, statewide, and national committees. He has served as a department co-chair, Academic Senate representative, and on a variety of college-level committees involving accreditation, curriculum, and budget. Steve serves as the co-chair for the Regional Teacher Education Council in Southern California and is the Vice President for the Association of California Community College Teacher Education Programs (ACCCTEP). In 2015, Steve was selected by his peers for the Distinguished Faculty Award. The Distinguished Faculty Award is awarded for teaching excellence and is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member of Santa Ana College. In 2017, Steve was honored as one of five Orange County Teachers of the Year.
Before joining Santa Ana College, Steve served as the Transfer Center Director at Fullerton College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology, master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and his doctorate in Community College Leadership, all from California State University, Fullerton. Steve is the proud father of two beautiful daughters and has been married to Judi, his college sweetheart for nearly 25 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing at the beach and running.