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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).

Planning for Your Program

Transfer

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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