Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) – Student

EXPLORE teaching and receive a $250 stipend per semester of participation!*
*You must complete the requirements of the program to be eligible for the stipend.

Student – Get Started!

The STEM-CTE Teach Program will be accepting up to 100 students to participate in the CPTP Program. Interested?  Complete these two steps to apply.

Step 1:


CPTP Student Information Session

Student Information Session Slides

Step 2:


CPTP Student 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

Who is CPTP for?

Community College Students over 18 years old who:

  • have never considered teaching
  • have just started wondering if the teaching might be for them
  • are already considering becoming a teacher

Eligibility Requirements for Student Participants

  • Must be 18 years or over at the time of beginning participation in the CPTP program
  • Available to participate in a minimum of 30 hours of one-on-one mentoring
  • Must be a registered/enrolled student at Rio Hondo College
  • Application required

CPTP students will:

  • Receive a stipend of $250 per semester (up to 4 semesters)
  • Receive guidance and inspiration from a teacher mentor, a success coach, and a community of peers and teachers
  • Explore Pre-K through Community College teaching, STEM Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education through workshops and classroom observation
  • Participate in social justice and equity learning opportunities

What Subjects and Grade Levels Might I Explore?

  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • STEM Education (all grade levels)
  • Special Education (all grade levels)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Pre-K through Community College levels

CPTP Timeline

Students can participate in the CPTP program for 4 semesters:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Teacher Mentoring Network

As a CPTP student, you can also participate in the Teacher Mentoring Network (TMN).

Teacher Mentoring Network (TMN) is a space where:

  • Students are welcome—aspiring, considering, and still unsure about becoming a teacher
  • Student engagement, advisement, affinity groups, kinship, and belonging are offered
  • Teachers are welcome—veteran, novice, and prospective
  • Teachers and peers provide connection and support extending beyond the Community College experience
  • Professional learning communities (by subject, grade level, demographics, etc.) are available