New Mexico

Department of Education

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Paraprofessional and Educational Assistants

Compliance with NCLB

  • Memorandum; Educational Assistant and Paraprofessional Personnel
  • Becoming a Paraprofessional
    • To work in a Title I building, the paraprofessional must hold a Level III Educational Assistant license
    • To obtain a Level III Licensure
      • Be at least 18 years of age; and
      • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
      • Provide certification of satisfactory completion of an orientation pertinent to assignment
      • Earn an associate’s degree (or forty-eight (48) semester hours of academic credit) that includes non-remedial degree coursework as follows:
        • 3 hours of language arts/reading or language arts/reading pedagogy;
        • 3 hours of writing or writing pedagory;
        • 3 hours of mathematics of mathematics pedagogy;
        • 6 hours of reading, writing, and math readiness, or professional education, or classroom management, teaching assistance, or special education; or
      • Obtain a passing score of at least 70% on a locally administered test (approved by the Public Education Department of New Mexico)
      • A fourth option is available for those hired prior to January 8, 2002.
  • Title I Bureau Guide

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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