Teacher Assistant Requirements in Connecticut


Requirements to work in Title I School
NCLB’s Highly Qualified Standard applies as a requirement for all teacher aides seeking employment in Title I schools. This also applies to programs or targeted assistance programs that are paid with Title I funds. You must meet at least ONE of following requirements in the state of Connecticut:

  •  Complete at least two years or a total of 48 semester hours of study at an institution of higher learning
  • An associates degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and the ability to assist in the instruction of, reading, writing, and math by passing a formal and state approved assessment such as the ParaPro Assessment (passing score is a 457) or a local assessment*

Requirements and Preparation
CPR/First Aid certified
Pass state and federal background checks

*Call local school district where you wish to work to find more information about where to go to take the exam