Para/TA to Teacher Pathway

Reach Up!

Ready to take the next step in your career as an educator? Our degree completion pathway is tailored for individuals with an AA or AS degree who currently serve as paraprofessionals or teacher’s aides in public schools.

We offer two tracks:

Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide to B.A. in Elementary Education

Paraprofessional/Teacher’s Aide to B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Continue working in your full-time role while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Our flexible online classes are designed to fit around your busy schedule, ensuring you can balance your work and education effectively.

Apply Today

If interested complete the application and send in your unofficial transcripts. Include your email, last name, phone number, and current school you are employer in the body of the email message.

learn more about Reach Up!

You can download course information that you’ll have opportunity to begin once all general education, support courses, and 200-300 level education courses are completed, using the links below. Please notice that the course sequence begins in the spring semester, which aligns with district hiring practices.

To best accommodate the dual role of teacher candidate and paraprofessional/teacher’s aide, all courses are delivered in an asynchronous modality, though some may occasionally require late afternoon or evening online meetings, primarily for the purpose of offering demonstrations or clarification of content.