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.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course PrefixCourse NameUnits
Core Courses
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
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 Needs3
EDUC 10Introduction to Education3
EDUC 16Aspects and Issues in Teaching3
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


Program Learning Outcomes

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

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