Skip to Content

Paraeducator State Policy

State policy for paraeducators whether through written policy, standards and systems required by state law, administrative guidelines, or regulatory procedures are necessary for paraeducators to meet the instructional and non-instructional needs of students.

Comprehensive state infrastructures and systems should address:

  • roles and responsibilities,
  • standards including knowledge and skill competencies,
  • licensing and credentialing,
  • professional development for those who direct the work of paraeducators,
  • career preparation and orientation, and
  • opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.