Classroom to Career

Classroom to Career Teaching Track

The Classroom to Career Teaching Track provides students with the opportunity to pursue an educational career, and allows districts to invest in student talent to increase the pool of paraprofessionals and teachers within their district.

Our program is crafted to meet the needs of your students:

  • Prepares students for educational careers by offering highly-qualified paraprofessional certification, college credit, and/or an Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching
  • Partners with Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) and ESC Region 13 to provide an Associate of Arts in Teaching. This degree provides Core Curriculum that will transfer to four-year institutions and coincides with the first two years of most baccalaureate education degree plans
  • Invests in student growth and potential with costs savings for districts, and at no cost to students and families
  • District employment as a paraprofessional (vacancy-dependent) upon graduation with time for continued education

Benefits and Requirements

Districts

Benefits:

  • Expand educator CTE pathway and increase access for dual credit opportunities
  • Develop pool of paraprofessionals and create a student to teacher pipeline
  • Address targeted CCMR attainment
Requirements:
  • Recruit students to participate in Education and Training CTE pathway
  • Collaborate with ESC Region 13 and Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to facilitate course scheduling and instruction
  • Provide time and funding for paraprofessionals to attend LIT courses to complete Bachelors degree and teacher certification

Students

Benefits:
  • Graduate with a paraprofessional or Educational Aide certification, Associate Degree, and/or college credit hours
  • Immediate employment within district as paraprofessional (vacancy-dependent) with time for continued education
  • Opportunity to earn bachelors and teaching certification
Requirements:
  • Participate in CTE Education and Training pathway
  • Complete certification and serve as a paraprofessional within district
  • Earn bachelors and teaching certification and commit to teaching with the district for an agreed number of years

Teachers

Benefits:
  • Option to become accredited by LIT to teach dual credit courses (Masters degree required)
  • Opportunity to participate in higher education courses to earn Masters degree
  • Stipend for teaching dual credit courses
Requirements:
  • Work with LIT and ESC Region 13 to provide CTE and dual credit courses to students
  • Serve as classroom facilitator (if not teacher of record)
  • Mentor student participants