Educators' Academy

Para Educators in classroom

The Educators' Academy's mission is to create supportive career pathways for aspiring educators and to strengthen the knowledge and skills of active educators.

Aspiring teachers are enabled to further their education as successful completion of courses may count towards an Associate’s degree at STCC. Our industry partnerships help students find employment in Springfield Public Schools (SPS).


Para Educator Prep

The 6-week (72hr) bilingual instructed Para Educator Prep course prepares participants for the job of Para Educator in the Springfield Public Schools (SPS). Para Educators work with teachers and other school staff to provide instructional assistance, classroom support, and implement effective classroom strategies to meet the needs of all students. Successful completion of the course earns students a total of 2 credits transferable towards an Associate’s degree at STCC.

Want to Contribute?

If you're an educator interested in teaching a course or have an idea for a new course, please complete our Educators' Academy Inquiry Form.