Federal ESEA (Title I)
Effective Paraprofessional Requirements
As a paraprofessional, you are a valuable member of a school community. In the day-to-day efforts of supporting students and staff, your professional learning is an important part of what’s needed to meet student needs.
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, changed requirements for paraprofessionals. As in the past, paraprofessionals working in Title I programs or in Title I schoolwide buildings must hold a high school diploma. They must also meet the Title I Hiring Requirements.
For those paraprofessionals that will demonstrate their readiness through the assessment criteria, CESA #11 provides an annual opportunity to participate in the MasterTeacher ParaEducator Online Training proctored by CESA Title I staff. Participating paraprofessionals have access to the entire range of courses offered through the MasterTeacher website, allowing them to review and revisit the courses as needed, offering ongoing professional learning throughout the year.
CESA #11 TITLE I PROGRAM SERVICE MEMBER SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Amery • Baldwin-Woodville • Birchwood • Boyceville • Cameron • Clayton • Clear Lake • Colfax
Elk Mound • Glenwood City •Grantsburg • Hudson • New Richmond • Osceola • Pepin • Plum City • Prairie Farm
Prescott • St. Croix Central • St. Croix Falls • Shell Lake • Siren • Somerset • Spooner • Spring Valley • Turtle Lake • Webster