Wisconsin Special Education Paraprofessionals

IDEA 2004 Special Education Paraprofessional Requirements

Under IDEA 2004 612 (A)(14)(B), the Wisconsin Special Education Paraprofessional meets the state requirements of the law through obtaining a Special Education Program Aide License (883).

PI 34.34 (18) SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AIDE LICENSE. Any person employed by a school district as a special education program aide shall hold a license under this subsection. A license as a special education program aide may be issued to an applicant who is at least 18 years of age and is recommended by the district administrator of the employing school district, the administrator of a CESA or his or her designated official to receive a license under this section.

PI 34.01 Definitions. (4) "Aide" means a school employe who works under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher in a school or district whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting the lesson plan of the licensed teacher, providing technical assistance to the teacher, helping with classroom control or management, and other duties as assigned. Aides may not serve as substitute teachers.

Refer to the WI.GOV DPI License, Permit and Registration Services webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions About Special Education Paraprofessionals, Information Update Bulletin 10-05.

NCLB Title 1 Paraprofessional Requirements

When is a Special Education Paraprofessional required to meet the entry level requirements of NCLB? Refer to the DPI Title 1 Paraprofessionals - Frequently Asked Questions (ESEA Information Update Bulletin No. 03.02).


CESA #4 Paraprofessional Weblinks


Wisconsin Education Association Council