Skip To Main Content

Special Education (Students With Exceptionalities) Paraprofessional Course

To be considered for Special Education (Students with Exceptionalities) Aide positions in our school system, applicants are required to complete the SWE Paraprofessional Course before completing an application for a job. 

This course consists of classroom instruction, tests, and NCI training (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention). Course participants are required to obtain CPR (infant, child, and adult) and First Aid certification. CPR and First Aid classes will be offered. Prior to receiving a course completion certificate, participants must provide copies of these credentials. The cost of the SWE Paraprofessional Course is $65. Once hired with our school system, you may request reimbursement for this fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

For further course information, contact Kendra Thompson at kendra.thompson@stpsb.org. Should you have questions about registration, please contact Debbie Perrin at debra.perrin@stpsb.org or (985) 646-4922 ext. 5828.

If you are Interested in becoming a Paraprofessional but need more time or if the upcoming course does not work with your schedule, fill out a Paraprofessional Interest Form with your contact info and be notified when a new course opens up.

Interested applicants should register for one of the upcoming courses.

March Course- Brooks Educational Complex

Location:
Brooks Education Complex

2544 Sgt. Alfred Drive
Slidell LA 70458

Dates/Times:

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CLASSES IN THIS COURSE

March 4th-7th and March 11th-12th 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

NCI:
March 14th 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
March 18th 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
March 20th 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
.
Non-complex Medical Procedures/CPR/First Aid Class ($10 Fee):
Sessions will be selected during the paraprofessional course. The cost of this certification is $10 paid at the first session. If participant holds a current CPR card, attendance at only day 1 of a session is required - no cost to the participant.

March 25 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
March 26 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

OR

March 27 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
March 28 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

April Daytime Course- Treen Technology Center

Please note: The April Para and NCI classes will be held during daytime hours except for the CPR course.

Location:

Treen Technology Center
2024 Livingston St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Dates/Times:

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CLASSES IN THIS COURSE

April 15th- April 16th 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

NCI
April 17th- April 18th 8:30 a.m. .– 4:00 p.m.

Non-complex Medical Procedures/CPR/First Aid Class ($10 Fee):

Sessions will be selected during the paraprofessional course. The cost of this certification is $10 paid at the first session. If participant holds a current CPR card, attendance at only day 1 of a session is required- no cost to the participant.

April 22nd 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
April 23rd 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

OR

April 24th 4:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
April 25th 4:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

June Course- Treen Technology Center

Location:
Treen Technology Center
2024 Livingston Street
Mandeville, LA 70448

Dates/Times:
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CLASSES IN THIS COURSE

June 3rd-6th and June 10th-11th 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

NCI
June 13th and June 18th-19th 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Non-complex Medical Procedures/CPR/First Aid Class ($10 Fee):
Sessions will be selected during the paraprofessional course. The cost of this certification is $10 paid at the first session. If participant holds a current CPR card, attendance at only day 1 of a session is required - no cost to the participant.

June 24 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 25 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

OR

June 26 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 27 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Educational Requirements:

To be considered for Students with Exceptionalities (SWE) Aide positions in our school system, applicants are required to complete the SWE Paraprofessional Course and meet one (1) of the following educational requirements:

  •  Associate Degree (or higher)

         OR

  • 48 college credits to include:  English Composition 3 hours, English/Reading 6 hours, and Mathematics 6 hours

        OR

  • Passing score of 450 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment test administered by Education Testing Services (www.ets.org)

STPPS SWE Paraprofessional Course Sign Up Form

Click the button below to complete the STPPS SWE Paraprofessional Course Sign Up Form and answer the mandatory background pre-screen questions.

STPPS SWE Paraprofessional Course Sign Up Form