This program is designed to prepare students to work as paraprofessionals in K-12 classrooms. It is an Associate of Arts degree aimed as satisfying federal requirements for Title I programs. Courses are designed to build knowledge and skills related to human growth and development, the field of teaching, characteristics of learners, special education, instructional content and practice, the teaching and learning environment, behavior management, communication, diversity of families, health, safety and emergency procedures and professionalism, as well as ethical standards. The majority of courses will also transfer into elementary teacher certification programs at four-year universities. Students should work closely with their advisor throughout the program to ensure transferability.
Please refer to the catalog for further information regarding this program.