• For those paraprofessionals interested in obtaining a teaching degree, Waco ISD offers the Grow Your Own Program, which provides either partial tuition reimbursement or release time from work (with supervisor approval) to attend classes (at any accredited college/university) to obtain your bachelors/teaching degree. Waco ISD has been working with MCC and Tarleton State (MCC University Center) to come up with a solution to help our paras become teachers in the district. While not limited to MCC/Tarleton, these 2 programs are dedicated to working with us to schedule classes around your busy work schedule to help our employees achieve their dream of becoming a certified teacher.