West Virginia

Department of Education

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Paraprofessional

Compliance with NCLB

  • Title 126, Legislative Rule, Board of Education, §126-136-12. Paraprofessional (dated 08/09/12)
    • http://wvde.state.wv.us/osp/osp/5202Secton12.pdf
    • A system of certification that exceeds NCLB, as expectations are universal, not limited to Title I funding, and require specified coursework
    • The general conditions necessary to become certified:
      • 36 semester hours of post-secondary education
        • Nine semester hours in reading, writing, and mathematical computations,
        • Six semester hours from the humanities, fine arts, and/or physical, biological or social sciences,
        • Three semester hours in computer literacy,
        • Three semester hours in special education,
        • Three semester hours in classroom management,
        • Three semester hours in human growth and development or psychology,
        • Nine semester hours of electives related to public instruction or its equivalent,
      • Meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through a formal state approved academic assessment
      • Recommendation of the Superintendent
    • An Initial certificate is valid for one year, but a permanent certificate continues unless surrendered, suspended, or revoked.
    • Conditions for an Educational Interpreter certificate are different, and detailed in this document.
  • Paraprofessional Requirements

Standards to Measure Professional Growth of Paraeducators

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Policy that Distinguishes Paraeducators Working with Special Education

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Resource Guide for Supervisors: Assisting Local Agencies in Supervision of Paraeducators Beyond NCLB Mandated Expectations

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Standards to Measure the Professional Growth of Teachers in a Position to Supervise Paraeducators

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