Teacher Assistant Requirements in Maryland

   

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 Maryland:

  • 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
  • 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 459)

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