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Paraeducator

Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time

Paraeducator—Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Paraeducator—Certificate (16 credits)

About the Program


The Paraeducator program is a pre-professional program providing an essential core of education courses and experiences. It prepares you for work as educational paraprofessionals. The curriculum provides specific training, general education and experience working with children or youth in educational settings. This degree will fulfill the education requirements for paraprofessionals as described in the Leave No Children Behind legislation (Title I schools).

Potential Job Titles


Teacher Aides
Paraeducators
Educational Assistants

Gainful Employment Program Information


Salary Data


  • Teacher Aides/Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
    Average Wage: $27,890/year
    Top Earners: $38,680/year
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Paraeducator - AAS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate academic knowledge and practical skill in teaching students in grades K-5 in various areas of need in community schools.
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff and collaborate with mentoring teachers who supervise the volunteering experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply professional knowledge and classroom experience to new situations.
  • Identify and interpret ethical and social issues associated with the education field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create professional electronic portfolios showcasing achievement in the field of education.

Paraeducation - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Demonstrate academic knowledge and practical skill in teaching students in grades K-5 in various areas of need in community schools.
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff and collaborate with mentoring teachers who supervise the volunteering experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply professional knowledge and classroom experience to new situations.
  • Identify and interpret ethical and social issues associated with the education field
  • Demonstrate the ability to create professional electronic portfolios showcasing achievement in the field of education.

Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Andrea Coffey 651.747.4093 andrea.coffey@century.edu Room 1577 East