The TAPT program began at the request from the superintendents of six school districts surrounding Weber State University. Superintendents had a critical need for teachers in their respective districts. Weber State complied with that request and thus the TAPT Program was born. And that need for teachers? Well, it still exists today.
The program survives because of the generosity of private donors and the Utah State Board of Education who not only helped start the program, but have also been contributors along the way. Our donors make everything possible. Without them, we could not continue on our path to provide these opportunities for our paraprofessionals or provide the necessary support to the teacher shortage that we face in our community.
Additionally, it’s much more than just the scholarship that our students gain. New participants receive mentoring from experienced participants and current participants meet together monthly. The emotional, academic, and personal support they receive from others in the program is invaluable. We invite you to discover more about the impact on our students by clicking their images below.