Standards 2010: Education Support Personnel
Education Support Personnel assist classroom teachers and Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaches in delivering reading instruction and collaborate with reading professionals to improve reading achievement in the schools in which they work. Education Support Personnel assist in general education, special education, or reading and writing education in graded or age-grouped classrooms at the pre-K–12 levels and in before-school, after-school, or summer school reading programs. They may also have responsibilities for preparing instructional materials, keeping records, or assisting with student assessments.
For certification, an Education Support Personnel Candidate must have the following:
- Two years of preparation at an institution of higher education or completion of an associates’ degree
- Attended a program that includes reading and reading-related courses (e.g., language and literacy development, and child development)