Paraprofessional Certification
State Policies for Certification Requirements or Pathways for Paraprofessionals to Become Certified Teachers?

Publication December 2016 | 2 pages

The Request

During December 2016, a legislative staff member from Mississippi asked the educator effectiveness team for examples of state policies that required certification for paraprofessionals or addressed pathways for paraprofessionals to become certified teachers.

Our Response

Our team created a briefing that features certification requirements for paraprofessionals in Delaware, Georgia and Oklahoma and certification pathways in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

States with paraprofessional certification policies could create an additional set of criteria that, once completed, would allow current certificate holders to receive a professional teaching license.

Certification Requirements and Pathways for Paraprofessional Educators