Est. time: 7 min

Thousands of paraprofessionals work with students in the United States' public school system. A paraprofessional educator can also be known as a para-pro, para educator, instructional assistant, teacher's aide or class room assistant. No matter the title, paraprofessionals play a very important role in the daily lives of the students with special needs and teachers in their district. In this tutorial you will learn the following -Certification requirements -Types of paraprofessionals -Reasons for paraprofessionals -Role of paraprofessionals -Advocating and Mandated reporting -Confidentiality.