Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) – Mentor

Mentor – Get Started!

The STEM-CTE Teach Program will be accepting mentors to participate in the CPTP Program. Interested? Complete these two steps to apply.

Step 1:


CPTP Mentor Information Session

Mentor Information Session Slides

Step 2:


CPTP Mentor Application button

We will review all applications as we get closer to the semester and send an invitation to participants to attend a mandatory orientation.  See CPTP Calendar of Events for timeline.

CPTP is seeking Mentor Teachers! 

  • Teachers who are actively teaching with a current clear teaching credential for Multiple Subjects, Single Subject in Math or Science, Designated Subjects (CTE) in STEM, or Education Specialist/Special Education; or possess current teaching certificate for Pre-school/Early Childhood
  • Community College faculty who possess a Master’s degree
  • Head Start educators who possess a Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate
  • Teachers who want to give back and take on leadership roles
  • Graduates and mentors of Cerritos College Teacher TRAC, TEACH El Camino, and STEM-CTE Teach at Rio Hondo are encouraged to apply

CPTP Mentors Cultivate The Next Generation of Teachers

  • Be matched with a maximum of two CPTP students
  • Meet with matched CPTP student(s) to provide one-to-one enhanced  advisory mentoring (EAM) that focuses on academic and career development  toward the teaching profession
  • Provide an environment for the CPTP student  to visit classroom routines and activities
  • Receive stipend: $300 per CPTP student per semester of participation*
    *Your student must complete the requirements of the program to be eligible for the stipend.

CPTP Mentor Training

  • Receive EAM orientation and training
  • Participate in asynchronous professional development opportunities
  • Gain access to the CPTP Teacher  Mentoring Network (TMN)—a hub for teacher support,  collaboration, and community building
  • Personalized  support