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Paraeducator Resources

Definitions

Paraeducators are identified as those who possess, at a minimum, 60 college hours or have passed the Paraprofessional or ParaPro Assessment (MEGA) and who work under the direct supervision of an appropriately certified teacher to provide instructional assistance.The Paraprofessional Assessment is for individuals seeking to be employed as teaching assistants residing in Title I schools.

National Resources
Standards & Indicators

100.240-100.280

State Resources
Paraeducator Webinar Series

This webinar will provide guidance on various topics related to the responsibilities and the critical role that the paraeducator plays as a member of the educational team. Click here for additional information and to view the webinar series. Note: Please view series in order as listed.