Donaldsonville, La. – 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, Ascension launched the Teach Ascension program 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.
MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
For more information about the Teach Ascension program, visitwww.apsb.org/TeachAscension. To submit an application, visit www.apsb.org/ApplyNow.
- Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher as evidenced by an official transcript;
- Have 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
- Be selected into the program after participating in a rigorous selection process.