Paraprofessional Training and Certification

What is a Paraprofessional?

Paraprofessionals are crucial members of a school’s support staff. They are credentialed education professionals who work alongside and under the direction of a certified teacher or school professional. They provide instructional, behavioral and other support to students, often working one-on-one with students.

Some paraprofessionals work with students in a special education classroom. Others may work with students in a general education classroom or rotate to support all the classes in a specific grade level.

Our Paraprofessional Training Certification Course

This completely online, completely free, nine-week course combines High School Equivalency coursework and education pedagogy to prepare participants for working with students in a K-12 setting. Students complete five hours of coursework each week; 15 hours are Adult Basic Education Instruction; 20 hours are occupational training; 10 hours are employability training. Orientations held monthly. 

Other Information

Upon completion of the program, Indy Reads will pay the testing fee for the participant. Indy Reads will also offer career counseling resumé writing, and soft skills development.

Call Indy Reads (317-384-1496) to learn more or fill out this online form and sign up today!