A paraprofessional (teacher assistant) provides instructional, behavioral, and other support to students. This six-week course provides content in reading, math, and writing in order to successfully pass the Praxis ParaPro Assessment.

In-class Trainings Available

Certification: There isn’t an official certificate for Paraprofessionals. However, in the state of Indiana, everyone is required to pass the ETA Praxis ParaPro Assessment if they have less than two years of college experience.

Possible Job Titles: Paraprofessional, Teacher’s Assistant, Substitute Teacher

10 Year Projected Job Openings (2016-2026): 27,801

Indiana Average Salary for entry position: $22,620 (roughly 180 school days)

Paraprofessional FAQ's

  • If you have less than two years of college, the state of Indiana requires you to pass the ETS Praxis ParaPro Assessment. The course will teach you the skills required to pass the assessment and apply the skills within a paraprofessional job.

  • Employment opportunities are available within SBCSC for paraprofessionals.

  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, and schoolyards.

  • Help students with their assignments.

  • Get instructions for assigned duties from the teacher.

  • Type, file, and duplicate materials for the teacher.

  • Hand out teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, and papers.

  • Observe and record student progress.

  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin boards, and exhibits.

  • Present material to students under the direction of the teacher.

  • Assist students with special needs.

Learn more about the roles/duties of a paraprofessional in this quick video.

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