The 2023-2024 Paraprofessional Grant application must be completed by the deadline of September 1, 2023.
The 2023-2024 application for Tomorrow's Teachers must be completed by the October 1, 2023, deadline.
UPDATE ON FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT
Eastern Gateway Community College has been in ongoing negotiations for the past year with the U.S. Department of Education about the Free College Benefit and the Gateway Guarantee and has fought hard on behalf of all students to continue these benefits. As a result of the negotiations to date, they are no longer going to be able to offer the Free College Benefit and the Gateway Guarantee to new students beginning in the Fall semester 2023.
Are you a Massachusetts public school paraeducator without a Bachelor’s degree who wants to become a licensed teacher?
If so, the JET Program is for you!
“Without the JET Program this would have remained a secret dream in my heart. The grant made it possible to pay for school, but the JET Program helped me finish the path.”
JET offers a pathway to help you complete your Bachelor’s degree, at little cost, and gain a Massachusetts teacher license.
JET supports the goals of building community teacher pipelines and developing an educator workforce that reflects the racial, cultural and linguistic diversity of students.
What JET can do for you
Mentor and support you through your Bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure completion
Advise you on teacher pathway programs in Massachusetts colleges/universities
Help you access financial aid available to Massachusetts paraeducators
Connect you with a cohort of paraeducators working toward the goal of becoming licensed teachers
Provide you with professional and peer learning opportunities