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  • 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 individuals 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).

Transfer

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Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles

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  • Teacher Aides
  • Paraeducators
  • Educational Assistants

Salary Data

Teacher Aides/Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
Average Wage: $27,890/year
Top Earners: $38,680/year

Information gathered pertains to 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.