Become a Paraeducator

Paraeducators are school employees who work in K–12 schools under the supervision of a certified or licensed staff member. They assist teachers in the classroom with student instruction and curriculum planning. To become a paraeducator, you must meet the minimum employment requirements as outlined by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

If you don’t meet any of the college requirements, a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service (ETS) paraeducator assessment will make you eligible.

Learn about testing