Teacher Assistant Requirements in Minnesota


Requirements to work in Title I School
In order to become a teacher assistant, a minimum requirement of having a high school diploma/ GED is needed. In addition to that, the state of Minnesota requires at least one of the following requirements must be met:

  • Successfully complete at least two years (60 semester credits) 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. The ParaPro exam has been approved for statewide use and the passing score is 460.

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

For more information regarding the ParaPro exam please visit the Educational Testing Service website. However, the Resource Training and Solutions website provides helpful tips and test materials to use in preparation for the exam.