Do you have a PASSION for making a difference in the lives of students? 
Are you currently working with Fresno Unified students and have a desire to become a TEACHER?

The Para Academy Program supports candidates that are currently serving Fresno Unified students and have an aspiration to become a teacher.  If you embrace a culture of learning with high expectations for all students, Para Academy is the program to help jumpstart your pathway to teaching.  

Program Support

  • Cohort model of learning
  • Monthly professional learning
  • CBEST/CSET Preparation
  • Priority consideration to Fresno Unified’s Pipeline to Teaching Programs
  • Stipend upon successful completion of courses applicable to degree
  • Winter and Summer internship opportunities

Program Qualifications

  • A passion for working with students and desire to become a teacher in Fresno Unified
  • Enrollment or eligible to enroll in a community college/university
  • Progressing toward earning an AA or BA/BS Degree
  • Maintain a 2.5 G.P.A or higher

Apply Online

  • Apply for Para Academy Program
  • Go to
  • Click on “Apply NOW”
  • Update or create a CLASSIFIED application
    • Provide two contact email addresses for electronic letters of support
    • Attach your resume and transcripts (unofficial)

* Must attend Para Academy orientation and sign program commitment 

For More Information

Contact Jackie Moua
Phone: (559) 457-3194

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