What is the CO-TOP*ELA project?

The Consortium of Training Opportunities for Paraeducators working in English Language Acquisition (CO-TOP*ELA) project prepared paraeducators to meet the standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act. The project provided tuition and support for paraeducators who completed a 20 credit hour paraeducator certificate offered in district.

CO-TOP*ELA program features included:

  • TUITION for CO-TOP courses
  • PEER SUPPORT in the form of cohort groups
  • FLEXIBLE delivery of courses in your school district
  • TUTORIALS /developmental instruction
  • FAMILY SUPPORT activities
  • MENTORING and coaching
  • RECOGNITION for progress
  • Accurate and consistent ADVISING to attend community college