About the Program

The Paraeducation certificate option is a pre-professional program providing an essential core of education courses and field experiences, also included in the associate’s degree in Education, to work as educational paraprofessional.  Students are advised to take the ParaPro Assessment to become “highly qualified” under federal law (Title I schools).

Cost & Financial Aid

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    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Teacher Aides
  • Paraeducators
  • Educational Assistants

Salary Data

Teacher Aides/Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
Average Wage: $32,423/year
Top Earners: $45,833/year

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu