Bilingual Teaching Assistant Training


Sonia Gutierrez Campus
Morning and Afternoon

Through this 5-month program, advanced English language learners are prepared to become certified paraeducators as an entry into a career in education.  Learners will earn both a Seal of Biliteracy, to demonstrate literacy in English and another language, as well as the Parapro exam certification, a nationally recognized certificate. The course consists of more than 200 hours of combined in-class instruction, and a paraeducator apprenticeship in the K-12 or Adult Ed setting.




  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Eligible for ESL 8 or higher
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Microsoft Office Applications or the equivalent
  • Pass math and English proficiency exam
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Complete an advising session with Academy Director or designee



Additional Bilingual Teaching Assistant Class

We would like to gather information about your interest in adding a new paraeducator class either in the afternoon or evening.