This program is for those interested in becoming a teacher's aide. Notice: All Paraprofessional Certification Trainings will be virtual trainings until further notice. See the Requirements page to view the technology requirements.
The Texas Education Code (TEC) requires that all Title I schools employ a highly qualified workforce – including paraprofessionals, and Region 13 is ready and willing to help you meet this requirement.
This three-day certification training offers instruction on the following:
Training Modules will include:
Verification of a High School diploma or GED is required to participate in this training course. Acceptable documents include a high school diploma, high school transcript, or college transcript. If you received your diploma from outside of the United States, click here for verification instructions.
The Texas Education Code (TEC) states that paraprofessionals are required to have certification training authorized and recognized by Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Chapter 230. This includes obtaining a standard certificate issued by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Region 13’s Paraprofessional Program provides the training and a highly qualified certificate. Once hired by a school, this Region 13 HQ certificate can be given to the administration who will submit your certificate of HQ to SBEC to obtain the standard paraprofessional certificate.
Education Service Center Region 13 will set the standard for excellence in educational service through leadership responsiveness to client needs and quality products that improve student performance.