Teacher Assistant Requirements in South Dakota

   

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 South Dakota:

  • 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 ACT Work Keys, or ParaPro Assessment (passing score is 461).

Additional Standards you may need to meet:
CPR/First Aide Certification
Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprinting