Teacher Diversity Pipeline Pilot



Opportunity: Provides funding for high-need districts to train and certify teaching assistants and training teacher aides.

General: The program provides funding for a BOCES with a consortium of districts, or a district, and an Institute of Higher Education to assist teacher aides and teaching assistants in attaining the necessary education and professional training to obtain certification. The goal of the program are:

1.     Develop an innovative, supportive pathway for teacher aides and teaching assistants to become certified teachers

2.     Increase the diversity of the teaching force in high-need districts and schools

3.     Address teacher shortages/needs in high-need districts and high-need schools

Eligibility: A BOCES with at least two high - need districts (based on Need/Resource Capacity) and an institute of higher education or a high-need district and IHE.

Eligible Participants of the Program:  To be eligible for this program, TAs must meet the following criteria: 1) have no more than 60 college credits; and were employed for at least one full school year, either part-time or full-time, in a school in New York State as a Teacher Aide or Teaching Assistant

High-Need/Resource Capacity schools list.

Funding: Up to $500,000 a year, approximately up to $7,000 per teaching assistant per applicant.

Project period: May 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024

Due Date: November 26, 2018

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