Teacher Assistant Requirements in Maine

Qualifications 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 schoolwide 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 Maine:

  • Successfully complete at least two years (48 semester hours) of study at an institution of higher education
  • An associates degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Achieve the passing score a state approved assessment such as the ParaPro Assessment (passing score is 459)

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