Paraeducator Certification Program

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The Paraeducator Certification Program is for all Instructional Assistants

The Paraeducator Certificate Program offers statewide standards-based training for all paraeducators and supports a career growth ladder for those who wish to advance their career as a paraeducator or pursue a teaching profession. To ensure students have access to highly-trained paraeducators who can support their learning needs, paraeducators must have ongoing professional development and training.

Every instructional assistant must complete the Fundamental Course of Study in the first two years.

Once the FCS is complete, instructional assistants work on the General Paraeducator Certificate. This year, IA's are expected to complete 14 hours.

Standards of Practice - FCS and General Paraeducator.docx

Paraeducator Standards of Practice

The Professional Educator Standards Board has published a document describing what an instructional assistant should know and be able to do. These standards are the basis for the Fundamental Course of Study.