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This course is on-going and all virtual. A two day, in person, orientation is offered once a month.
You must have access to a computer and reliable internet to participate in this course.
Paraprofessionals, also known as teacher assistants, teacher aides or para-educators, are educational workers who are not licensed to teach but who perform teaching-related tasks in support of certified educational professionals. They usually work alongside fully licensed lead teachers, but they also sometimes work more independently. They work in a variety of educational environments, though many of them can be found in elementary schools.
If you want to work in the field of education or you love working with children, a job as a paraprofessional may be a good place to start. This career allows you to supervise students as they do learning activities under the direction of the lead teacher.
Elkhart Community Education is offering a preparatory class to help you prepare for the Indiana ParaPro Certification. The class will also target educational terminology, teaching strategies and team building skills. The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test that is required in Indiana for paraprofessional certification. It also offers school districts an objective assessment of your foundation of knowledge and skills.
Start now and take the necessary steps to become a teacher’s assistant!
Preparation for the Paraprofessional ParaPro Exam
Learn and develop Employability Skills in alignment with school district expectations.
Learn General Strategies for being an effective paraprofessional.