Teacher Assistant Requirements in Louisiana


Requirements to work in Title I School
NCLB’s Highly Qualified Standard applies as a requirement for all teacher assistants seeking employment in Title I schools. An instructional paraprofessional in a Title I school-wide program or Title I targeted assistance program who is paid with Title I funds is required to meet at least ONE of following requirements in the state of Louisiana:

  • Successfully complete at least two years (48 semester hours) of study at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • An associates degree
  • Pass a state approved assessment such as ACT Work Keys, ParaPro Assessment (passing score is a 450) or a local evaluation.

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