BridgeUP Program

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  • Is your district short on staff? Having chronic issues filling in-demand positions? Let the AIU's BridgeUP program support your needs!

    In partnership with Point Park University and BloomBoard, the AIU helps paraprofessionals grow into certificated special education teachers.

    Designed just for school districts, these programs help working professionals complete their coursework while on the job. Paraeducators and other support staff receive the instruction, coaching and classroom experience they need to grow into certificated teachers. Paraeducators who already possess an associate’s degree can earn a fully-accredited bachelor’s degree in special education.

    School District Benefits

    • Attract and retain talent
    • Upskill your educators
    • Become an employer of choice
    • Increased employee retention
    • Increased staff representation


    Contact Avy Schmitt at for more information.