67-11-14-03 - Certificate of completion standards

67-11-14-03. Certificate of completion standards

To obtain a certificate of completion, a paraprofessional must submit a completed application form and:

1. Paraprofessionals providing instructional support to individuals with disabilities must demonstrate completion of twenty contact hours of inservice training conducted within one calendar year of employment in which the paraeducator assumes assigned duties. Areas of preparation include:

a. Student support concepts.

b. Human growth and development and the impact of disabilities.

c. Utilizing effective instructional strategies to serve students with disabilities in integrated settings.

d. Strengthening behavior.

2. Paraprofessionals providing instructional support in a program supported with title I funds must either:

a. Obtain a postsecondary degree of associate or higher;

b. Complete a minimum of two years of postsecondary education which is considered the equivalent of forty-eight semester hours; or

c. Achieve a passing score on a state-approved mathematics, reading, and writing assessment that evaluates at a level equivalent to the second year of college and includes assessment of:

(1) The knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; or

(2) The knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness.

(Effective February 1, 2000; amended effective December 1, 2003.)

General Authority: NDCC 15.1-02-11, 15.1-02-16, 15.1-32-02, 15.1-32-09

Law Implemented: NDCC 15.1-02-11, 15.1-32-02, 15.1-32-09; 20 USC 1412(a)(15); 20 USC 6319(c) -(f); 34 CFR 200.58

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