Being a Para-Educator or Special Education Assistant you will gain experience that will allow you to exceed standards for non-certified educators, which can also be a pathway to certification that aligns with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) guidelines with the school districts of the greater Madison area.
This academy prepares Along with ULGM’s Foundations Work Readiness Academy curriculum, content includes classroom management, conflict resolution, assessment, lesson planning (age/grade appropriate), phonics, environmental education, DPI mandated reporting, working with students with special needs, history of race and educational disparities and WI Act 31, tribal culture, history and treaties.
The Classroom Academy for Student Supports Training Program (CLASS) is a 4 week program with afternoon classes held Monday through Thursday, 1:00 am to 5:00pm. No alternative schedules are offered.
* CLASS and all Urban League services are free
Please contact Laura Hiebing, the Classroom Academy for Student Supports Training Program (CLASS) Program manager, for current class schedules and upcoming program application deadlines. If a training program is not currently scheduled, your application will be kept on file and you will be added to a waitlist to be notified when the next training class is available. All training is free to those who qualify and are selected to participate in the program. Please be aware that spaces are limited. All candidates will follow the same screening procedure.
If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact Laura Hiebing | Lhiebing@ulgm.org | 608-729-1209
* ALL applicants should be qualified to work in a classroom setting (able to pass a Wisconsin Caregiver’s Background Check).
Someone from the Urban League will contact you to confirm that your application has been received. If enrollment is open for an upcoming healthcare training program, they will instruct you how to schedule your first interview and assessments. If there is not a current program, they will let you know when the next program is expected to begin, and add your name to the list of candidates who have completed applications to be contacted when enrollment for the next program opens.
The final step to be accepted into a healthcare program is to attend an interview with a representative from one of the program’s employer partners. These interviews are scheduled before the program begins, and all individuals who have completed applications will be notified when final interviews will take place.
Laura HiebingHealthcare Training Programs Manager,FSET Employment Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org