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Becoming a Paraprofessional

Are you eager to support children and make an impact in Springfield? Do you want to serve as a role model for students and help them achieve academic success? Are you looking to change careers to become a teacher? Becoming a Para-educator may be the career for you!

Paraprofessionals provide assistance to teachers in the delivery of quality education and support services for students in an array of classroom settings. Examples of services include: life skills, developmental classrooms, social/emotional behavior support (SEBS), LINKS program, visual or mobility orientation, language learning delays, and medical care. 

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED, and 
  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree or higher, or
  • 60 undergraduate college credits, or
  • Meeting or exceeding the State mandated score on the Paraprofessional Assessment or Work Keys Assessment *

*A passing score on the Work Keys Exams in the following areas:

  • Reading: 5
  • Math: 4
  • Writing: 3

For more information, please contact the Human Resource Department at (413) 787-7100 ext. 55390.

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