Para Educator Training Program


Make a difference in the lives of children and families by training to become a Para Educator! This vital helping role is at the heart of every classroom, and it’s a meaningful first step in an education career path. Through GCC’s training program, you will gain a community of support from professional instructors and mentors, as well as continued on-the-job support and learning opportunities after program completion. Learn about positive behavioral supports, supporting children with learning differences, crisis prevention techniques and much more from seasoned professionals in an adult-centered learning environment.

  • Free training opportunity for those who qualify
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Get started on a meaningful career path in a high reward field
  • Gain hands-on support from experienced mentors
  • Earn the industry-recognized ParaPro credential
  • Receive career preparation and job placement support

This is an entry-level course with no prerequisites.
Must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

Graduates will be prepared to work as paraprofessionals in a public or private K-12 education setting.

6 weeks/1.5 months
120 hours


Scholarships may make the cost of this training free!

Payment Options

This workshop is eligible for scholarship funding. Choose "Request Scholarship" at checkout to find out if you qualify!

Ready to enroll but not ready to pay? If a third party (employer, caseworker, municipality, etc.) is covering your tuition, add this workshop to your cart—at checkout select the option “Bill a Company or Organization” and provide billing details so we can send an invoice. Your registration will not be complete until we have collected payment.

Not currently offered — pre-register and we'll let you know as soon as this class is available, or book a training to arrange custom dates for your team!
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