Your Path

If you are a Black and/or Latino/Latina para-educator with a bachelor’s degree or higher, are employed in a participating public school district and are aspiring to become a licensed school teacher, you’ve come to the right place.

The path is not easy, but it is possible. Paradigm Shift is here to help you navigate the process and to overcome financial and academic obstacles to becoming a licensed teacher.

Start here. If, along the way, something is unclear or overwhelming, you’ll find contact information for people who can assist you. We want you to be successful. 

Choose Your Participating School District:

Springfield Public Schools

Amherst Regional  Public Schools

Holyoke Public Schools

Even slightly interested?

We encourage you to learn more! Who knows?
Maybe becoming a teacher is your calling. The kids need you!