Time to apply for Teach Ascension Program

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy, the district's alternative certification program. Applications are due by March 31 for the 2017-18 academic year.

In 2015, the Teach Ascension program was launched to recruit, train, and hire teachers from alternative professions or academic programs. This one-year program includes four weeks of intensive professional development over the summer, placement as a teacher during the school year with weekly professional development and master, mentor and supervising teacher support.

Tuition for the program is $4,000, but there are no out-of-pocket expenses for candidates as long as they teach in an Ascension Parish school for two years.

Requirements include, but are not limited to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, as evidenced by an official transcript; Passing scores on PRAXIS I (or equivalent ACT/SAT score) and PRAXIS II (content knowledge) for the designated area in which the teacher will be teaching; and a "rigorous" selection process.

For more information about the Teach Ascension program, visit www.apsb.org/TeachAscension. To submit an application, visit www.apsb.org/ApplyNow.

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