• Educational aides / instructional paraprofessionals must meet pre-employment requirements for Title I schools to satisfy the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    Paraprofessional Qualifications:

    • 19 years of age
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Good moral character and clear criminal record

    Educational Requirements:

    • 48 college credit hours or
    • Associates degree or higher or
    • Treasuring Our Paraprofessionals certificate (A five-day workshop to meet ESSA requirements for highly effective paraprofessionals.  Workshop is offered at Region 20 course offerings)

    Certification Requirements: 

    • Educational Aide Certificate through Texas Education Agency (Create a TEA Login account and apply for certification within the TEA website )

    ECISD Title I schools are: Harmony Elementary, Highland Forest Elementary, Pecan Valley Elementary, Sinclair Elementary, Tradition Elementary, Oak Crest Elementary, Salado Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Legacy Middle School.