The paraeducator professional development program is made up of both required and optional certificates which paraeducators can pursue during their career.
Fundamental course of study
The fundamental course of study is the core training that all paraeducators must receive before working with students.
General paraeducator certificate
The paraeducator may begin training to receive the general paraeducator certificate after completing the fundamental course of study.
Subject matter certificates
A paraeducator may attain the ELL subject matter certificate or special education subject matter certificate once they have completed the fundamental course of study.
A paraeducator may attain the advanced paraeducator certificate once they have completed the general paraeducator certificate.