Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) is an initiative to build a community-based teacher pipeline that strengthens the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color. A partnership between the Center for Collaborative Education and three Los Angeles Regional Community Colleges: Rio Hondo College, El Camino College and Cerritos College, CPTP provides aspiring teachers with rigorous, practical coursework and training that includes learning with a mentor teacher. CPTP is now seeking applicants.
CPTP builds a robust community-based teacher pipeline that strengthens the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color from the local community to become teachers in local schools.
Research shows that having a same-race teacher significantly improves student outcomes and reduces disparities between students of color and white students. CPTP is building a diverse teaching workforce that is representative of student demographics in our communities.
CPTP identifies, recruits, trains and supports prospective teachers through an enhanced advisory mentoring and career development model within historically under-resourced schools and communities. The program focuses on the high-need areas of Special Education, STEM Education, and Early Childhood Education.
CPTP is open to all majors! Participants will:
- 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
- Receive a stipend
If you are a teacher passionate about giving back to your community and looking to take on a leadership role, we want to hear from you! CPTP seeks teacher mentors to help guide the next generation of Teachers of Color. Teacher mentors will:
- Mentor 1 or 2 future teachers
- Receive ongoing professional development
- Access the Teacher Mentoring Network—a hub for support, collaboration, and community building
- Receive a stipend