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TPP Program Description

Welcome to Rio Hondo’s STEM-CTE Teach Program!

Planting the seed for tomorrow’s teachers

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Rio Hondo's STEM-CTE Teach program provides a model of contextualized teacher preparation that successfully recruits, trains and supports existing and future educators in the areas of STEM, CTE, higher education and P-12 education.


The STEM-CTE Teach program strives to be an exemplary teacher pipeline program, allowing students and working professionals to gain access to quality teacher education and explore a career in teaching.

Services Offered

  • Teacher Assistant-Mentor (TeAM) program - gives students an opportunity to observe and assist our faculty in the classroom while exploring a teaching career.  TeAM students are paired with faculty mentors that have traveled through the educational pipeline into teaching.
  • Dual Enrollment - high school students interested in teaching get a head start by taking a college course while still in high school.  Through our TEACH Pathway, students complete college courses that apply towards the Elementary Teacher Education certificate and transfer degree.
  • Job shadowing/Work-Based Learning – immerses students in the world of work, where they can get first-hand information about teaching skills and career opportunities. Bringing students into the workplace to see a teacher at work gives them an introduction to the classroom and business setting.
  • One-on-one counseling with a designated counselor – allows our students to meet with a designated counselor, at least twice a semester, and develop an educational plan.
  • Professional Development Activities – provide faculty and staff development to secondary and post secondary institutions and business/industry representatives to provide teacher preparation-related information and direction.
  • Transfer information and support to CSULA’s Technology Education Track and other credentialing institutions
  • Future Teachers Mini-Fair and Information Session 
  • Referral Information on Designated Subjects Credential in CTE– in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).
  • Applied Learning & Technology Center - tutoring services for CTE students in partnership with the Career & Technical Education Division.


  • The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Elementary Teacher Education majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers baccalaureate degrees.  This degree is designed for students interested in an introduction to the field of Liberal Studies, Integrated Teachers Education and for students looking to further their understanding of Elementary Teacher Education. These courses will provide students with a solid foundation in Elementary Teacher Education that will serve them for transferring to a California State University.
  • Early Child Development Education for Transfer (AS-T)
  • Associate Degree in Child Development


  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Specialization: Special Education
  • Specialization: Language & Literacy
  • Specialization: Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool Teacher Certificate
  • Child Development Certificate

Our Pathways to Education:

 Rio Hondo CollegeFour-Year/Credentialing Institution
Preschool Child Development  
 Early Childhood Education 
 Certificate of Achievement in Preschool Teacher  (15 units required) 
ElementaryMultiple Subject CredentialBA + Credential 
 Associates in Arts for Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (ADT)  
SecondarySingle Subject CredentialBA + Single Subject Credential
 Earn  AA-T/AS-T in Major such as: 
 Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, History 
CTEDesignated Subjects Credential in CTE*Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
 *in partnership with LACOERecruitment, Information & Referral Services
 Single Subject Credential 
 21  units of subject-related coursework in areas such as:   
 Automotive, Alternative Energy, Electronics, Civil DesignIndustrial and Technology Education (ITE Credential Program) 
 Plus: Transfer GE 

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