Essential Skills for Special Education Paraprofessionals

Instructor: Hogan

This six hour course is designed for, but not limited to current and new Special Education Paraprofessionals and Substitutes. Learn the essential knowledge and skills that will help you be successful in your role as a paraprofessional.

The course will include terminology, roles and responsibilities, awareness and understanding of various disabilities and support needs, best practices in one-to-one support, health and safety practices, positive behavior support, respectful communication and rapport with students and staff, significant laws, confidentiality, assistive technology, and basic instructional strategies.

Current CVUSD paraprofessionals can receive pink card credit upon completion of the course.

Note(s): Those who successfully complete the course will have their skills test waived when applying for a Special Education Paraprofessional position with the Castro Valley Unified School District.
  • Date(s): Spring 2021

For Students

For Staff



Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
Email us

CVUSD is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the site administrator(s) at District Schools. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Student Services, 4400 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley CA 94546, 510-537-3000 x 1257