Paraprofessional Information

  • Paraprofessional to Teacher Pipeline

    Want to learn more about our CCSD Paraprofessional to Teacher Pipeline? Looking to earn your degree from Piedmont or UGA? If you hold a 4- year degree in areas other than education, you are eligible to be considered for the GaTAPP Program.
    For more information, please contact:

    Jenna Bell
    Human Resources Specialist 
    706-546-7721 ext. 79305

    GaTAPP Loan

    Need a loan to cover the cost of the GaTAPP Program?  Great News! CCSD and Peach State Credit Union are joining together to provide eligible candidates the CCSD GaTAPP Loan! This is a low-interest loan that could be used as a payroll deduction.  Please contact Peach State for more information.
    Who is eligible for the GaTAPP Program?
    • Must want to serve and be part of the most respected profession--EDUCATOR, and
    • Hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than education
    • Eligible to apply for a teaching position and has accepted the position 

    NCLB Requirements

    All currently employed Paraprofessionals who are not "Highly Qualified" will be required to meet the "No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requirements and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-2-11 by June 30, 2009.

    PSC Rule 505-2-11

    To be eligible to hold a Paraprofessional Certificate in the State of Georgia, you must have an Associate's Degree, or two years of study at a 4-year college (60 semester hours), or 100 quarter hours at a technical college, or pass the PSC-approved paraprofessional assessment. All Paraprofessionals hired after September 1, 2006, must meet these requirements before being employed. (Click on the link at the left of this page for "GACE Schedule and Registration Information.")

    The Clarke County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, religion, handicap, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.