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New Degree, Certificate, Endorsement, and License Study


Professional Growth Plan

Due to the Covid Crisis all educator grants for Jewish Day Schools will be administered by the day schools and not the JEC
The JEC provides financial assistance for educators pursuing new degrees, certificates, endorsements, and licenses in education or in student services like school counseling and school psychology.  This grant program is called a Professional Growth Plan (PGP).  For early childhood educators wishing to complete an associates or bachelor degree, click here.  Please note that study programs will only be considered if they are approved by the Ohio Department of Education or are well aligned to Ohio Department of Education licensing requirements.


To be eligible for a PGP, educators must have been teaching within a JEC-affiliated school for over a year and plan on teaching within a JEC-affiliated school for at least 3 years after completing their PGP.  Prior approval is required before applying to this grant program.  The application will be provided once you have received approval.  For further information, please contact Seymour Kopelowitz.

Guidelines available for download: