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
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