There are two types of special education paraprofessionals who provide support in Pennsylvania schools. (1) Instructional paraprofessionals work under the guidance of both general and special education teachers to support educational programming. (2) Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) provide one-to-one, non-instructional support to individual students for activities of daily living, health, behavior, etc.

Training Opportunities:

  • Substitute Paraprofessional Training
  • “Highly Qualified” Paraprofessional Training
  • The Role of the Paraprofessional
  • PaTTAN Online Courses:

Contact: Susan Nussbaum,