Ed Aide Program

The EdAide Program allows paraprofessionals working in public schools the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree as well as receive their teaching certification without having to quit their full-time jobs.

This unique program is designed specifically for paraprofessionals and follows a cohort model. A new cohort begins each semester and classes are taught online, at night or on the weekend. By logging 520 teaching hours, student teaching will be waived.

Certification Options

  • Early Childhood - 6th Grade Core
  • Early Childhood - 6th Grade Bilingual
  • Early Childhood - 12th Grade Special Education

Program Qualifications

Candidates must:

  • Currently be employed as an instructional aide by a school district
  • Be core complete
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Have a flexible and supportive administrator
  • Have been an instructional classroom aide for at least one year in the last five years

Financial Support

Contact Info

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Daphne D. Johnson
EdAide Program Coordinator
ddjohnson@shsu.edu | 936.294.3875