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Become a teacher through the  Adelante Masters and Teaching Credential Program

Through the Adelante program, you will earn your Masters in Education AND single subject teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University in as little as two years! 

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Become a teacher through the  Masters and Teaching Credential Program

Through the Adelante program, you will earn your Masters in Education AND single subject teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University in as little as two years! 

What is Adelante?

Adelante is a partnership credentialing program between Green Dot and Loyola Marymount University. Adelante fellows work as full-time teachers at a Green Dot school while taking the required university coursework to earn a credential and obtain a masters degree. While at a Green Dot school, fellows receive comprehensive supports to help ease their transition into teaching. Green Dot partners with Loyola Marymount to design the experience of Adelante fellows and to ensure they receive the training they need to become the next generation of teacher leaders.

Adelante is a highly competitive cohort based program. People accepted into the program must meet the program’s requirements prior to beginning the pre-service requirement in the summer.

Program Overview

The Adelante program is ideal for someone who is relentless, reflective, and collaborative. You should possess a strong desire to foster high levels of achievement with academically underserved students.

Upon completion of the *two-year* program, as an Adelante cohort member, you will:

Advance your career while you work full time as a teacher and earn your single-subject teaching credential in California

Enjoy a competitive starting salary of $52,521 with full health benefits including medical, dental, and vision care

Obtain your Masters in Education through LMU’s School of Education, which is deeply committed to fostering life-long learning, academic excellence, service, and social justice.

Access to ongoing job-embedded professional development and resources to improve individual teaching practice

Receive a 30% tuition deduction for LMU course work.

Individual coaching and mentoring with a highly qualified Green Dot mentor and curriculum specialist.

We locate our schools purposefully in communities that have been historically underserved.

In doing so, we promote equity in resource and opportunity for all families in all communities.

Because we know the stakes are high, Green Dot Public Schools is committed to growing individual and collective impact through meaningful professional development; personal reflection and engagement in our coaching model to inform our disposition as a learning organization.

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How to Apply

For summer 2020 we are seeking mission-driven individuals to join the Adelante Masters and Credentialing Program. In addition to the below information, you might want to read our frequently asked questions.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now open!

Steps to Becoming an Adelante Fellow:

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Apply to the Green Dot Adelante Masters and Credentialing Program and begin your career as a full time classroom teacher in Fall 2020!

Upon acceptance to the program, cohort members must obtain the following state required assessments:

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

California Subject Education Test in assigned content area (CSET)

US Constitution Exam

Once accepted all candidates will participate in the 4-week summer teaching and training that begins in June 2020.

Apply to the Green Dot Adelante Masters and Credentialing Program and begin your career as a full-time classroom teacher next fall.

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Apply to the Green Dot Adelante Masters and Credentialing Program and begin your career as a full-time classroom teacher next fall.