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UNLV program helps fast track support staff into teaching positions at CCSD

More than 30 support staff at the Clark County School District are on their way to becoming licensed teachers by the start of next school year.
Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 9:44 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- More than 30 support staff at the Clark County School District are on their way to becoming licensed teachers by the start of next school year.

They’re among the first cohort of the new Paraprofessional Pathway Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

According to the university, the program participants are people already working in local schools that need some support to obtain their teaching license.

The program puts them on a fast track to a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, special education or elementary education.

The goal is to help solve the teaching shortage crisis. A recent grant will allow the program to take on 100 new paraprofessionals every year.

The application process is open to apply to be in the next cohort.