The Advanced Paraeducator Certificate subcommittee is charged with reviewing section 10 of House Bill 1115 and submitting recommendations to the Board on how paraeducators may meet the requirements to attain an advanced paraeducator certificate.
Meeting Information and Materials
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The Advanced Paraeducator Certificate was established by HB 1115 (PDF). The Paraeducator Board approved the formation (document) of a subcommittee to review the requirements in the bill concerning this certificate and to submit recommendations to the Board that define how paraeducators may meet the requirements.
The subcommittee put forward the following recommendations regarding the Advanced Paraeducator Certificate.
- Advanced paraeducator standards of practice (document); and
- Paraeducators may become eligible for an Advanced Paraeducator Certificate by completing 75 clock hours in the duties of an advanced paraeducator and/or completing Professional Growth Plans (PGPs).
- The Advanced Paraeducator Certificate should be based on district supported curriculum and instructional strategies that would prepare paraeducators to provide specialized classroom support to highly impacted classrooms under the direction of certificated/licensed staff. The subcommittee put forward a resource of recommended, though not required, courses (document) paraeducators and districts may consider pursuing to meet necessary clock hours. The Board may consider publishing the list as a guide.
The advanced paraeducator standards of practice were approved by the Paraeducator Board during the March 2018 meeting (folder).
The remaining two recommendations will be reviewed by the Paraeducator Board during the May 2018 meeting (folder).