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If you would like to work as a Title I, Instructional, or Service Paraeducator, apply online for the appropriate Delaware Paraprofessional Permit(s).

"Title I Paraeducator" means a public school employee who provides one-on-one or small group instruction; assists with classroom management; provides assistance in a computer laboratory; provides support in a library or media center; or provides instructional services to students under the direct supervision of a teacher. Additionally, Title I Paraeducators are all Instructional Paraeducators who work with regular students and children with disabilities in Title I schoolwide schools and all Title I Paraeducators who work with children receiving Title I services in Title I targeted assistance schools, except those whose duties are limited to acting as a translator or as a home school liaison.

"Instructional Paraeducator" means a public school employee who provides one-on-one or small group instruction; assists with classroom management or individual student behavior; provides assistance in a computer laboratory; provides support in a library or media center; assists in training and support with functional skill activities, such as personal care or assistive technology; or provides instructional services to students under the direct supervision of a teacher. Instructional Paraeducators are those working with regular education students and students with disabilities in schools other than Title I schoolwide schools or with students not receiving Title I services in Title I targeted assistance schools.

"Service Paraeducator" means a public school employee who provides support services other than instructional assistance to students, but does not include bus aides. (See 14 DE Admin. Code 1105).

Required documentation:

Your application cannot be processed until we receive all documentation listed on your application.

To qualify for a Title I or Instructional Permit, you must have one of the following:
  1. High school diploma/GED and a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment
  2. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of instruction at a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  3. Associate’s degree or higher degree

To qualify for a Service Permit, you must have a High school diploma or GED.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED - Have an official, unopened high school transcript sent directly to our office. For an official transcript of your Delaware GED, go to this website and click "GED Information and Transcripts" for a Transcript Request form.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS - Have an official, unopened transcript sent directly to our office.

TEST SCORES - A score of 459 or higher is required on the ParaPro Assessment. Please use reporting code R7065 to ensure test scores are sent electronically to the Delaware Department of Education.



 
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