Para-educators make
excellent teachers

Your dream of becoming a teacher is now within reach. You have a support

network committed to your success. Students need you!

Paradigm Shift

Dedicated to helping Black and Latino/Latina 

para-educators become licensed teachers.

Participating Public School Systems

Springfield  |  Amherst  |  Holyoke

Need Financial Assistance?

Paying for college can be tough. Fortunately, we can help you find financial assistance.

Meet Our Participants

Danilo Ferro, Amherst Regional Public Schools

I am becoming a teacher to empower others and help build a better future together. I appreciate the support I receive through Paradigm Shift—especially MTEL support which, for me, has been the most intimidating part of the process. My advice to others who are considering becoming teachers? Don’t be afraid of tuition costs.

You’ll have time to take care of that later.

There is a path
and a lot of support.

We want to help make your journey to becoming a teacher a successful one.
The first step is knowing what to expect and where to find help along the way.
We’ve charted a step-by-step course and identified the resources you need.