Teacher Assistant Requirements in Pennsylvania


NCLB’s Highly Qualified Standard applies as a requirement for all teacher assistants seeking employment in a Title I school, school wide program or targeted assistance program who is paid with Title I funds. It is important to note that in addition to having a high school diploma or GED equivalent, at least ONE of the following requirements are needed to qualify:

  • An associates degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Successfully complete at least two years of study at an 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