about / HOW JET WORKS
Providing a teacher pathway
JET does the following:
Recruits the paraprofessionals
Coordinates crucial financial aid
Guides college admissions and enrollment
Sustains ongoing support and mentoring over the multi-year journey to become a teacher.
JET uses a cohort-based model that generates vital peer support among the paraprofessionals to keep them on the path to degree completion and teacher licensure.
JET cohorts meet regularly during the academic year in Success Seminars. The seminars are designed to build the cohort relationship and to address professional and career development topics such as navigating higher education, understanding the teacher licensure process, preparing for teacher employment and technology training.
JET helps you take advantage of a unique grant opportunity
Massachusetts Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant provides assistance for undergraduate education expenses to employed paraprofessionals who commit to becoming teachers in the Massachusetts public schools. Applications accepted from April 1 to June 1.
Yearly Timeline Overview
Complete the JET Interest Form
Apply to the JET program
Learn of acceptance to JET
Begin advisement on College Admissions and Financial Aid
Apply to a College/University and Financial Aid Programs
Hear about college admissions and financial aid and enroll in college courses
Begin college classes
Participate in JET Success Seminars