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Requirements for Title I, Part A Paraprofessionals One-Pager
Prior to providing services, Title I, Part A paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or its recognized
equivalent and meet one of the following requirements:
1. Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (defined as completion of 48
semester hours or equivalent trimester hours) of college coursework or an applicable number of
semester hours as defined by the institution of higher education attended, whichever is less;
2. Possess an associate (or higher) degree; or
3. Meet a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a local academic assessment—
o Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics; or
o Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading readiness, writing readiness, and
mathematics readiness, as appropriate
Paraprofessionals who have Texas Educational Aide I, II, or III certification through the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) are still obligated to meet the requirements.

Region 7 offers a Paraprofessional Institute multiple times per year to meet the second requirement listed above.
Click the button below to search for Paraprofessional Institute dates and more information or refer to the contact information below.

To apply for a new Educational Aide certificate or to view an existing certificate, please go to SBEC's website.