Every learner deserves our best, and paraprofessionals play an important role in education.
A paraprofessional is an employee of a local education agency who provides instructional support.
Duties of a paraprofessional may include:
- providing one-on-one tutoring if such tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher;
- assisting with classroom management, such as by organizing instructional materials;
- providing instructional assistance in a computer laboratory;
- conducting parental involvement activities;
- providing instructional support in a library or media center;
- acting as a translator; or
- providing instructional support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher (Title I, Section 1119(g)(2)).
To become a Highly Qualified paraprofessional in Texas, you must complete one of the following:
- Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher learning (48 semester hours+),
- Have obtained an Associate’s (or higher) degree, or
- Have met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics.
Contact us for more information on our online and face-to-face Paraprofessional Academies.