Teacher Assistant Requirements in West Virginia


Requirements to work in Title I School

In addition to holding a high school diploma/ GED, the No Child Left Behind’s Highly Qualified Standard applies as a requirement for all teacher assistants seeking employment in Title I schools, a Title I schoolwide program or Title I targeted assistance program who is paid with Title I funds. An instructional paraprofessional is required to meet at least one of following requirements in the state of West Virginia:

  • Successfully complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education
  • An associates degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Pass a state approved assessment

All applicants obtaining a paraprofessional certification must meet the proper credentials which may include any specific certification and application requirements. For more information please read the “Paraprofessionals” section within the Teach West Virginia portion of the West Virginia Department of Education website.

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