10A NCAC 09 .3013         NC PRE-K Teacher Assistant Education and Credentials

All teacher assistants shall:

(1)           have a high school diploma or GED and shall hold, or be working toward, an Associate Degree in birth-through-kindergarten, child development, early childhood education, or an early childhood education related field or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Teacher assistants working toward the minimum of an Associate Degree or CDA shall make progress by completing a minimum of six documented semester hours per year; or

(2)           meet the employment requirements outlined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Pub.L. 114-95, and have one of the following:

(a)           six documented semester hours of coursework in early childhood education, or

(b)           two years of work experience in an early childhood setting.

The site-level administrator shall maintain documentation available for review by the Division of the progress in accordance with this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-88; S.L. 2011-145, s. 10.7(a);

Eff. November 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.