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Paraeducator Certificate Options

Paraeducator Certificate Options

NWESD 189 Paraeducator Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) Certificate Options for 2019-2020

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, school districts are required to:

  1. Meet paraeducator minimum employment requirements; and
  2. Provide two days (14 hours) of training on the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) to be provided to paraeducators during the 2019-20 school year.

When funded by the Legislature Paraeducators will need to receive an additional 14 hours of training to complete the Fundamental Course of Study and General Certificate.  This page will be updated if the Legislature funds the additional professional development in the law.

More information on the certificates can be found at the following links: Paraeducator Certificate Program and on the PESB website.

NWESD Provided Training of Units 

Training Day 1:

  • Positive and Safe Learning Environment FCS10 (3 hours),
  • Behavior management strategies including de-escalation techniques FCS07 (2 hours), and
  • Communication Basics FCS11 (2 hour).

Training Day 2:

  • Child and Adolescent Development FCS08 (2 hours),
  • Introduction to Cultural Identity and Diversity FCS01 (4 hours), and
  • Communication Challenges FCS12 (1 hour).

Each training day includes program materials.

Cost:

  • February 4 & March 17, 2020 Session: $100 per participant

In District Training

Trainer will facilitate trainings in your school district on a mutually agreed upon date for up to 50 Paraeducators.

Day 1:

  • Positive and Safe Learning Environment FCS10 (3 hours),
  • Behavior management strategies including de-escalation techniques FCS07 (2 hours), and
  • Communication Basics FCS11 (2 hour).

Day 2:

  • Child and Adolescent Development FCS08 (2 hours),
  • Introduction to Cultural Identity and Diversity FCS01 (4 hours), and
  • Communication Challenges FCS12 (1 hour).

Each training includes program materials.

Cost:

  • $3,075 for two-day training for up to 50 participants. Includes program materials.

In District Training with District-Selected Units

Call for custom packages and costs.