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Community Based Learning

Paraprofessional Teacher Training

The Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program (PTTP) forms a consortium among the Fresno County Office of Education and local school districts. Funded through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing since July 2000, the PTTP’s purpose is to develop a career ladder that will enable local paraprofessionals to become certificated teachers. Scholarships and support services are offered to paraprofessionals who are eligible to enroll in City College or Fresno State and will pursue a degree in teacher preparation. Program benefits include partial tuition and books, as well as participation in a Paraprofessional Academy focusing on professional development, leadership skills and literacy training.

Qualifications necessary to apply are:

  • Enrollment (or eligiblity to enroll) in a community college or teacher preparation course work
  • A “B” average in high school or previous college work
  • A written recommendation from a principal and teacher
  • A commitment to work in a classroom while pursuing degree
  • A commitment to participate in the Paraprofessional Academy
  • A commitment to participate in the Paraprofessional Academy