Teacher Assistant Qualifications

  • Teacher Assistants must meet the minimum qualifications listed above 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's Degree* 
     District Proficiency
    • District Proficiency Examination (DPE)
    • California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
    • Bachelor's Degree from a US Accredited Institution* 
     Instructional Assistance
    • Instructional Assistance Test
    • 60 Semester or 90 Quarter Units*
    • Associate's Degree*
    • Foreign Bachelor's Degree evaluated by an Approved Organization*
    • Bachelor's Degree from a US Accredited Institution* 
     *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.
     
     
    A candidate may schedule to take the District’s Proficiency Exam or the Instructional Assistance Test through the Personnel Commission by visiting www.lausdjobs.org and choosing the “District Proficiency/Instructional Assistant Test” from the Quick Links at the bottom right of the page.
     
    Please review the minimum requirements and examination information at http://lausdemployment.org/nclb.

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.