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Demand for teacher paraprofessionals in Illinois will increase by more than 14 percent, creating more than 5,600 new jobs in the state, estimates the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act, paraprofessionals in schools in the United States must meet minimum requirements prior to assisting teachers in classrooms. This legislation has led the Illinois State Board of Education to establish a certification program, requiring paraprofessionals to obtain state-issued credentialing before working in the field.

How to Become a Paraprofessional Educator?

To view the requirements and application for receiving your Educator License with Stipulation: Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator click here.

After applying for the license, you will need additional training provided by Aesop's Attic.  Bill is a NTA and all tutors will have a Reading Tutor Endorsement.

Reading Tutor Training Program for an After-school Literacy Program

CAPSTONE: Develop a Reading Tutor Training and Certification Program for an After School Deliverable Site

Training Dates

Dates & Locations coming soon!!

Reading Tutor Training Program