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Human Resources Department (HR) Renee Heusser, Executive Director 1010 E. Tenth St., Tucson, AZ 85719 520-225-6035 Email HR

Paraprofessional Exam Information

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all ParaProfessionals (TUSD Teacher Assistants) in Title I districts to have one (1) of the following:

  1. High School Diploma or GED AND an Associate's Degree or higher
  2. Two (2) years of study (equaling 60 or more credit hours) from an accredited Institution of Higher Education
  3. A passing score in an ADE-approved ParaProfessional Assessment

Beginning January 2020, Tucson Unified will offer the ParaProfessional Assessment (Option C) for $45.

Interested in registering for the ParaPro Assessment? Email

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

La igualdad de oportunidades de empleo
El Distrito Escolar unificado de Tucson está comprometido a una política no discriminatoria basada en discapacidad, raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, edad u origen nacional. Esta política prevalecerá en todos los asuntos relativos a la Mesa Directiva, los empleados del Distrito, estudiantes, el público, los servicios y programas educativos y las personas con las que la Mesa Directiva realiza negocios.


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