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Pennsylvania Paraeducator Career Data



Paraeducator Career Data By State Map


The Paraeducator Career Map houses a variety of paraeducator related data, including policy guidelines, standards and requirements for each of the 50 states (if they exist and are readily available). Current information was collected through internet searches of state department of education websites and other national websites targeting state resources. In some cases, data was also collected and/or verified through phone calls to state department of education staff or others who work in the field.


Department of Education Pennsylvania State Department of Education
Department of Education Paraeducator Webpages Two types of Paraprofessionals: Instructional Paraprofessionals and Personal Care Assistants (PCAs)
Education Statute
*Effort was made to provide the most direct link to paraeducator policy.
Pennsylvania Education Statutes (Title 24)
Hiring Qualifications Knowledge and Skill Development for Special Education Paraeducators in Pennsylvania
Standards/Guidelines Credential of Competency for Special Education Paraeducators Documentation of Special Education Paraeducators’ Competence in Standards-Based Knowledge and Skills
(Under Performance-Based Standards for Special Education Paraeducators)
Paraeducator Title(s)
*Found on State DOE Website or in State Education Statute.
Instructional Paraprofessionals and
Personal Care Assistants (PCAs)
Other Paraeducator Titles Educational Interpreters, Instructional Paraprofessional,
Personal Care Aide/Assistant (PCA)
Paraeducator Handbooks Special Education Paraprofessional Portfolio
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Other State Resources/Webpages Not Found