School Supplies

The following information is taken from the Illinois State Board of Education website listing the requirements to be endorsed as a paraprofessional educator:

Educator License with Stipulations (ELS): Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator

 1.  Be at least 20 years of age and

 2.  Show proof of one (1) of the following         requirements:

  • Associate's degree or higher; or
  • 60 semester hours of coursework; or
  • High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS ParaPro test; or
  • High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Work Keys test:
    • Applied Mathematics — 4
    • Reading for Information — 4
    • Writing or Business Writing — 3

 Website for Paraprofessional Licensure Requirements


John Wood Community College offers on-line testing for the ACT Work Keys test through their Career Services office.  Testing is offered on the first Tuesday from 1-5 PM and the third Wednesday from 9 AM until noon of every month.  The cost of the test is $75 for all three tests or $25 each.  Please contact Career Services at #641-4941 to register for the test or to receive additional information.