Academy is a NYC Department of Education - funded program which serves
currently employed DC37 and UFT paraprofessionals.
program offers a wide-range of services including:
Individual and group career counseling/academic planning to UFT and
DC 37 substitute and full-time paraprofessionals (by appointment only).
Workshops on staff development days, (upon principals' request)
on issues regarding:
A - Returning to college (The Career Training Program)
B - Roles/responsibilities of paraprofessionals
C - NYS Teacher Certification Process
Providing teacher certification information including NYS certification
requirements, LAST/ATS-W/CST registration booklets, state applications,
transcript evaluations, and Department of Education scholarships.
Formulating professional development policy with interested stakeholders
including the NYC Department of Education, the United Federation of
Teachers, the NYS Education Department, and NYC senior and community
• Substitute paraprofessional orientations (by region) for all
newly hired substitute paraprofessionals about how to best utilize
the NYC Department of Education resources.