Teacher Assistant Onboarding Requests may be submitted by schools.
Prospective Teacher Assistants, please create an online application by clicking on the Apply Now! button below and upload all of your qualification documents. The online application is now required as part of the TA Onboarding steps.
Teacher Assistant Unit Requirement
Per the Unit F Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between LAUSD and SEIU Local 99, all Teacher Assistants are, on a continuing basis, required to enroll in and successfully complete college courses (Article VIII, Section 1.0). The expectation is that all Degree Track employees will enroll in and successfully complete 12 units and all Non-Degree Track employees will enroll in and successfully complete college courses each semester. As a reminder, if you do not meet the contractual requirements for each school year by June 30th, you will be released from your assignment.
Proof of enrollment and transcripts may be submitted here:
When uploading proof of enrollment and transcripts, please ensure you are logged into the LAUSD network at an LAUSD school site/office location.
For inquiries and/or issues with submitting Proof of Enrollment and Unit Verification, please email TeacherAssistantAssignments@lausd.net. Remember to include your full name, employee number and information regarding when the verification was submitted.
New Online Teacher Assistant Application
If you meet the minimum qualifications and are currently enrolled in college*, apply by clicking the link above. You will be directed to a website where you will have to create a profile. Once you have created your profile, be sure to select the Teacher Assistant and deselect K-12 Teacher/Counselor in the Applicant Type Field. Be sure that all documents used for proof of qualifications are the originals with names matching exactly (including middle name/initials, additional surname, or suffixes) to all identification documents that will be used for processing.
Per California Education Codes 10020, 44323, & 44926 Teacher Assistants must present a completed** Application for Issuance of Teacher Assistant Certificate. This document provides verification of current enrollment in college*. In addition, TAs must maintain continuous college enrollment and meet all unit completion requirements to remain employed as a TA. See the Teacher Assistant College Enrollment and Unit Completion Verification section for more details.
*California-based institution/organization must have accreditation from a District accepted accrediting agency and current enrollment and course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree and teacher credential.
**Section III of the Application for Issuance of Teacher Assistant Certificate DOES NOT need to be completed at the time the application is submitted; however, it will need to be completed by your school of employment if hired.
Teacher Assistant Qualifications
Teacher Assistants hired after January 8, 2008 must meet the minimum qualifications listed below for paraeducators.
TEACHER ASSISTANT QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must meet ALL 3 requirements below.
EACH QUALIFICATION ON THE LEFT MAY BE MET BY ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW:
1) High School Graduation
- High School Diploma, Official Transcripts or Verification Letter*
- General Education Development Certificate (GED)
- High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
- Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
- California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
- Associate Degree or higher*
2) District Proficiency
3) Instructional Assistance
- Instructional Assistance Test
- 48 Semester or 72 Quarter Units*
- Associate Degree or higher*
- Foreign Bachelor's Degree evaluated by an Approved Organization*
*Institution/organization must have accreditation from a District accepted accrediting agency and current enrollment and course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree and teacher credential.
(Official transcripts are preferred documents for verification. Names on all documents must match exactly, including any and all middle names/initials, additional surnames, or suffixes, or documentation showing proof of name change is required.)
The District Proficiency and Instructional Assistance exams are administered by the Personnel Commission. Candidates can now register for the exams at https://lausdjobs.org/instructional-assistance-testing/ . Once they complete the Questionnaire and exam applications, the Talent Acquisition and Selection Branch will reach out to them with further instructions within 24 to 48 hours.
In addition to the minimum requirements above, per California Education Codes 10020, 44323, & 44926, all Teacher Assistants must present a completed Application for Issuance of Teacher Assistant Certificate. This document provides verification of current enrollment at a college/university.
College/university must be California-based and have accreditation from a District accepted accrediting agency; course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree and/or teaching credential. Furthermore, TAs must maintain continuous college enrollment and meet all unit completion requirements to remain employed as a TA.
STEP UP and Teach
The Career Ladder's Supporting Teacher Education, Preparation and Undergraduate Programs (STEP UP and Teach) offers assistance and guidance to paraeducators, including Teacher Assistants who wish to pursue a teaching credential.
For more information on services offered, required qualifications, and how to apply, please visit http://achieve.lausd.net/STEPUP.
Teacher Assistant Unit
The Human Resources Division has been responsible for the hiring, processing and assignments of new and continuing Teacher Assistants since July 1, 2017. Prior to this date, the function was performed by the Personnel Commission.
Inquiries regarding Teacher Assistant qualifications, applications, vacancies and onboarding should be directed to Teacher Assistant Onboarding via email:
TA Applications: Christian Gonzalez
For any other TA inquiries, please contact Lesley Anderson
For information about current Teacher Assistants, including leaves, transfers and resignations should be directed to the Teacher Assistant Assignment Technician assigned to the Local District as follows:
Central Richelle Harris East: Numeric, A to Lorena Marina Monico East: Loreto to Z April Hart Northeast Marina Monico Northwest April Hart South: Numeric, A to Fl Richelle Harris South: Fr to Z Traci Canales West Traci Canales
For questions regarding Unit Verification, please email Teacher Assistant Assignments. Remember to include your full name, employee number and information regarding when the verification was submitted.
Note: This reference is for the Teacher Assistant job class only; all other classroom assistants, (i.e., Special Education Trainee/Assistant, Early Education Aide, Instructional Assistant, etc.) remain the responsibility of the Personnel Commission.
Teacher Assistant College Enrollment and Unit Completion Verification
Human Resources (HR) will be responsible for the monitoring of the Teacher Assistant (TA) college enrollment and unit completion verification. HR is working closely with ITD to develop an automated system that will allow TA's to provide verification directly to HR. Please note as seniority lists for TA's are site based, it is important to have records readily accessible to develop the list for your location. This automated system is expected be in place in the next few months. Verification will be requested twice a year. To give the Teacher Assistants an opportunity to register for and begin courses for each term, the required verification will be requested later in the term to allow for the various college calendars to begin (dates to be determined). In order to comply with Article VIII of the Unit F Union Contract (Pg. 18 -21), the following is the contractual obligation for course completion:
For Degree-Track Teacher Assistant Requirements: (All TAs hired on or after January 28, 1991)
- Maintain continuous enrollment in college courses.
- Successfully complete 12 qualifying college semester/quarter units each school year (July 1 – June 30).
- Submit acceptable evidence of enrollment at the beginning of each semester/quarter.
- Submit transcripts or a grade report from the college verifying completed courses from the previous school year.
For Non-Degree Track Teacher Assistant Requirements: (TAs active prior to January 28, 1991 and Degree-Track TAs who hold at least a preliminary-level teaching credential)
- Maintain continuous enrollment in and successfully complete a college course directly related to the employee’s service to the District. These courses must be for the purpose of increasing the employee’s knowledge, understanding and skills related to the employee’s employment by the District.
- Submit acceptable evidence of enrollment at the beginning of each semester.
- Submit transcripts or a grade report from the college verifying completed courses each term.
You must visit https://myapps.lausd.net/TeacherPortal/TA/Home to upload proof of enrollment (step 1) and transcripts upon completion (step 2).
When uploading proof of enrollment and transcripts, please ensure you are at your school site/office location.
For issues with submitting Unit Verification, please email Teacher Assistant Assignments. Remember to include your full name, employee number and information regarding when the verification was submitted.