Teacher Assistant Requirements in Virginia

   

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 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 Virginia:

  • 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 is 455), or a local assessment.

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