Teacher Assistant Qualifications

  • Teacher Assistants must meet the minimum qualifications listed below for paraeducators hired after January 8, 2008.

     

    TEACHER ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION

    MAY BE MET BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

     High School Graduation

    • High School Diploma, Official Transcripts or Verification Letter*
    • General Education Development Certificate (GED)
    • High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
    • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
    • California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
    • Associate Degree or higher* 

     District Proficiency

    • District Proficiency Examination (DPE)
    • California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
    • Bachelor's Degree from a US Accredited Institution or higher* 

     

    Instructional Assistance

    • Instructional Assistance Test
    • 48 Semester or 72 Quarter Units*
    • Associate Degree or higher*
    • Foreign Bachelor's Degree evaluated by an Approved Organization* 

     *Institution/organization must have accreditation from a District accepted accrediting agency and current enrollment and course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree and teacher credential.

Teacher Assistant College Requirement

  • In order to comply with Article VIII of the Unit F Union Contract (Pg. 18 -21), the following is the contractual obligation for course completion:

     

    For Degree-Track Teacher Assistant College Requirements: (All TAs hired on or after January 28, 1991)

    1. Maintain continuous enrollment in college courses.
    2. Successfully complete 12 qualifying college semester/quarter units each school year (July 1 – June 30).
    3. Submit acceptable evidence of enrollment at the beginning of each semester/quarter.
    4. Submit transcripts or a grade report from the college verifying completed courses from the previous school year.

     

    For Non-Degree Track Teacher Assistant College Requirements: (TAs active prior to January 28, 1991 or Degree-Track TAs who hold at least a preliminary-level teaching credential)

    1. Maintain continuous enrollment in and successfully complete a college course directly related to the employee’s service to the District.  These courses must be for the purpose of increasing the employee’s knowledge, understanding and skills related to the employee’s employment by the District.
    2. Submit acceptable evidence of enrollment at the beginning of each semester.
    3. Submit transcripts or a grade report from the college verifying completed courses each term.

Teacher Assistant Application Process

  • Interested in being a Teacher Assistant (TA)?

     

    If you meet the minimum qualifications and are enrolled in college*, apply directly to the school sites.  Teacher Assistant vacancies are posted on the vacancies page.  Apply directly to the school sites as requested.  Once selected by a school site, the school will schedule you for employment processing. 

    Be sure that all documents used for proof of qualifications are original with names matching exactly (including middle name, additional surname or suffixes) to all identification documents that will be used for processing.

    Teacher Assistants must present a completed Application for Issuance of Teacher Assistant Certificate which requires verification of enrollment in college.*  In addition, TAs must maintain continuous college enrollment and meet unit completion requirements to remain employed as a TA.  See Teacher Assistant College Enrollment and Unit Completion Verification section for more details.

    *California-based institution/organization must have accreditation from a District accepted accrediting agency and current enrollment and course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree and teacher credential.