**Employees hired after March 13, 2013 and all other applicants must successfully complete a minumum 48 semester college hours earned toward a college degree & verified by college transcript to become qualified for Paraprofessional.
Current Employees hired prior to March 13, 2013 will need to complete one of the following options:
Complete 14 hours of approved in-service in Paraprofessional Training Components and successfully pass the Educational Testing Service Paraprofessional Assessment Test (Praxis).
All of the following courses are required: (8 hours)
Differentiated Classroom (2 hours)
ESE 101 (2 hours)
Recognizing Signs & Symptoms of Emotional Distress (2 hours)
Response to Intervention (RTI) (2 hours)
Then choose ONE of the following 6 hour class options:
Common Core K-5: Close Reading (3 hours) + Common Core K-5: Text Complexity (3 hours)
Common Core K-5: Mathematics (6 hours)
Common Core 6-12: English Language Arts (6 hours)
Common Core 6-8: Mathematics (6 hours)
Common Core 9-12: Mathematics (6 hours)
Please see Module Offerings: Santa Rosa – MODULES for Para Pro Subscription to learn more about the courses.
All courses listed above can be found on the Beacon website. Directions for creating a Beacon account and course registration can be found below:
Registration for online courses begins here
Once the required 14 hours of in-service has been satisfied, the employee must contact Terri Powell in the Human Resource office @ 983-5037 for information about the Praxis test.
Upcoming test dates: February 17 or March 16
Successfully complete a minumum of 48 semester college hours or Associate's degree.
If you have questions about this process, Please contact Terri Powell @ 983-5037 or email Powellt@santarosa.k12.fl.us
- An employee who has earned 48 semester college hours or more is not required to satisfy the in-service hours or take the Praxis test.
- Paraprofessionals are required to work directly with students at least 50% of their day.
- A Principal’s recommendation is not automatic. It is dependent upon staffing & the assigned duties of the employee.
- However, once Para-qualified, the employee is eligible to interview and possibly transfer to school sites in need of Paraprofessionals.