The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program

This grant program provides free money to Massachusetts residents who are employed as paraprofessionals and wish to become certified full-time teachers.

Who Is Eligible?

  1. Permanent legal residents of Massachusetts
  2. Students enrolled full- or part-time
  3. Paraprofessionals who have worked for two years or are employed as a paraprofessional and are enrolled in and pursuing courses of study that will lead to certification as a teacher in bilingual education, special education, math, science, or foreign language, while working as a paraprofessional in a public school.
  4. Students who annually file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  5. Students who have not earned a baccalaureate or professional degree or 
     the equivalent.**

     **For eligibility details visit

How much is the grant?

Community college recipients receive $250 per credit, with a maximum of $4,000 per academic year.

What do I have to do if I receive grant money?

Recipients must sign an agreement to teach in a Massachusetts public school from two to four years upon graduation.


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