Driving Potential

We recruit and support diverse, qualified individuals on their path to a teaching career in CCSD. Together, we are driving potential for people in our community.

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What We Do

Teacher Pathway addresses the teacher shortage crisis by identifying school employees who dream of becoming licensed teachers and preparing them for a fast-track preparation program at UNLV. We also mentor hundreds of new teachers through the first three years in their own classrooms.

“Back home in Kenya, education is not free. Becoming a licensed teacher gives me the superpower to give my students the tools my family never had.”

Fatuma Abdullahi, Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant

Our Impact Together


CCSD paraprofessionals identified by PEF are interested in becoming licensed teachers


CCSD paraprofessionals have been connected to experienced mentor teachers, with 73% of mentees identifying as coming from diverse backgrounds


stipend provided to paraprofessionals in the program to address barriers to becoming a licensed teacher

Virtual Resources




PEF is partnering with Study.com, a national edtech platform, to unlock opportunities for aspiring educators who are preparing for certification tests to earn their teaching credentials. Study.com has donated 100 licenses in comprehensive, cost-free materials and resources to paraprofessionals enrolled in the Teacher Pathway program to help them prepare and pass their teacher certification tests. Teacher test preparation licenses will be distributed to Teacher Pathway mentees who, historically, face obstacles passing the PRAXIS exam.

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