Today’s teachers need skilled paraprofessionals more than ever. This 100% course will train you to work with K-12 students in as little as six months. By course completion, you will also be fully prepared to pass the ETS ParaPro Praxis Assessment exam and become a certified paraprofessional.
Teacher’s aides play key support role in student learning and development. Typical duties for a teacher’s aide include preparing lessons or activities for a teacher, setting up materials or monitoring student progress and activities.
Functionally, there are no key differences between teacher’s aides, assistants and paraprofessionals. While the specific job titles may differ between school districts, these roles all provide administrative and classroom support for lead teachers and share the same qualifications.
As with any industry-recognized credential, paraprofessional certification signifies a deep understanding of student needs and how to best help them while learning. In fact, teaching assistants are required to get paraprofessional certification in many states.
There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.
Kt (Katie) Paxton
Kt Paxton is a certified teacher with a master’s degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego. Furthermore, Kt has trained and placed tutors with at-risk students in over 100 schools in addition to working with the students herself.
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