Special Education Paraprofessionals

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Paraprofessionals play essential roles in improving student achievement in schools. They are responsible for reinforcing a teacher's effort in the classroom and providing critical supports to students with disabilities. The role and assignments are not defined by setting or program but rather by students' needs as determined by the IEP.


Special Education Paraprofessional Training

LEAs may apply to provide the required paraprofessional training as an alternative.

Instructors providing the required special education paraprofessional training must meet the following qualifications:

     Make application to the OSDE-SES;

     Hold a current Oklahoma Special Education Teacher Certificate;

     Have a minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching in a special education classroom;

     Receive a recommendation from a school district administrator; and

     Complete the eight (8) paraprofessionals pepper training modules and include the transcript of courses with the application.

     Submit the application form and all required documents. Special Education Paraprofessional Instructor Application

Contact Us

Oklahoma Department of Education
Special Education Services

2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
Phone: (405) 521-3351

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Last updated on March 23, 2021