Paraprofessional Apprenticeship Program

In partnership with Dallas College

    Note: If you did not meet this deadline, you can apply for this program if/when it is offered in the future.

    We are excited to announce the latest opportunity for Lewisville ISD paraprofessionals - LISD is partnering with Dallas College to provide a path to full teacher certification while keeping a full-time paraprofessional position! Whether you have already started in another program or have been thinking of getting started, now is the time.

    What are the benefits?

    1. Affordability

    • Earn a bachelor's degree for less than $10k (books included) - Dallas County Residents Only
      • Dallas County Residents $79/credit hour
      • Non-Dallas County Residents $135/credit hour; roughly $16k
      • Dallas College: Cost and Tuition
    • Keep a position in LISD and earn a progressively higher salary while training to be a teacher
    • Tuition assistance pending receipt of apprenticeship dollars

    2. Academic Support

    • A cohort uniquely built for Lewisville ISD paraprofessionals
    • Intensive teacher certification exam support
    • In the first two years, residents have a built-in release day to engage in professional learning including classwork assistance, professional observations, grade review, etc. once every four weeks.

    3. Authentic Learning Opportunities 

    • Complete program requirements in the community you already know and love
    • Flexible scheduling 1½ days a month in years 3-4
    • Performance-based tasks that provide frequent application of coursework theory

    More Information

    Interested in this opportunity but want to learn more? Email Alex Rivera at to set up a time to get you the information you need.

    Ready to Apply?

    Please follow the process below to submit an application:

    1. Apply using the button below.

    Apply Here

    2. Provide a letter of recommendation from your current principal. You should upload the letter in your application.

    3. Wait to be contacted by Human Resources for a possible interview and next steps.

  • We are happy to be able to provide this opportunity for our LISD paraprofessionals, and hope you'll take advantage of this new partnership. Please email Alex Rivera at with any additional questions.