For all paraprofessional staff who work with students, the Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires you to meet their definition of Highly Qualified prior to employment.

You must have at least 48 semester hours at a College/University or an Associate or Bachelor Degree. If you do not, you will be required to take a test through the VISD Human Resources Department in order to obtain the highly qualified requirement. The VISD Human Resources Department will schedule you for a test upon your meeting. Upon employment, you MUST apply to the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for an Educational Aide certificate.