Annual application deadline: April 30 | Apply Here
The ASCENT (Adjusted Scheduling and Curriculum in Education for Non-Traditional Students) Program is designed primarily to help public school paraprofessionals complete the field-based hours they need to begin student teaching. It also helps some students with special circumstances that make completing traditional field-based hours impossible.
Students in the ASCENT Program complete their field-based training during the summer. This 5-week training is condensed but more intensive than the 15-week field-based program offered during the regular academic year.
Students completing the ASCENT Program receive credit for one of the following classes (depending on level of specialization):
To apply, you must first: