Educational Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistant), AS

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Degree S0375

This degree program prepares paraprofessionals to work with children in a variety of ways that enhance learning. Graduates will be able to assist classroom teachers in working with K-12 students, including students with special needs. This associate degree certifies that paraprofessionals are “highly qualified” as specified by federal legislation.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

Required Courses

Core Courses
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community 3
Choose one from the following:3
Child Growth and Lifespan Development
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors
Child and Adolescent Development
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Child Psychology
CHLD 68Children With Special Needs 3
EDUC 10Introduction to Education 3
EDUC 16Aspects and Issues in Teaching 3
Required Electives
Choose one course from the following:3
Early Literacy in Child Development
Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children
Language Acquisition
First Aid and CPR
Children's Literature
Total Units18
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