We offer scholarships, financial incentives, and other special programs for many employees, including those listed below.
The Bilingual Pupil Services Program prepares and trains bilingual paraprofessionals in pursuit of a teaching career to support and serve English Language/ Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) in Title I public elementary schools. The goal is to promote the linguistic and academic progress of these students, whose primary language is Spanish, Chinese, or Haitian-Creole, by providing supportive instructional services through the assignment of our BPS teacher interns.
The New York City Department of Education's Jose P. Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy (OT/PT) Scholarship Program was created to address staffing needs in critical shortage areas and improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students. This program provides full and partial tuition to individuals pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
The Jose P. Graduate Scholarship Program prepares participants to serve in Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology, Blind and Visually Impaired, and Bilingual School Psychology. The scholarship program offers uncertified candidates a traditional path to certification by way of a Master's degree in a traditional teaching or clinical shortage area.