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About Us

The Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium, which has been in existence for over 15 years, consists of nearly forty individuals, including teachers and paraprofessionals from local school districts, and individuals from state agencies, unions, and institutions of higher education. These individuals have provided guidance to a variety of activities designed to support and enhance Minnesota's paraprofessional workforce.

The purpose of the Minnesota Paraprofessional consortium is to advise the Minnesota Department of Education regarding activities that prepare, support and recognize the paraprofessional workforce in Minnesota.

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The Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium is still looking to recruit new members. We are in need of the following individuals:

    • Parent (Special Education student)
    • Parent (Title student)
    • Principal
    • Special Educational Paraprofessional
    • Staff Development Coordinator

If you would like to join the Consortium and help facilitate changes for paraprofessionals all across the state, then download the following letter from The Minnesota Department of Education, as well as the application form.

Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium Letter (pdf)

Application to join the Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium (pdf)

What We Do

Check out this download that lists the web sites we have developed to help train/provide information for Minnesota paraprofessionals. Also included are some interesting statistics for each site. Are you among the thousands of people that use our resources each year?

Web site review download (pdf)


The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.