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Paraprofessional Education, A.A.A.S.

Build a career in education as a paraprofessional supporting students in pre K-8 classrooms and pre K-12 special needs classrooms.

Through your course work, you will 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.
  • Professionalism and ethical standards.

Some of the courses in the Paraprofessional Education degree will also transfer into elementary teacher certification programs at four-year colleges and universities. Plan to meet with an advisor to build an academic plan that will ensure your credits will allow you to transfer as a junior to work towards your bachelor's degree.

This Paraprofessional Education Associate Degree is designed to satisfy federal requirements for Title I programs. This program also includes the courses required to meet the formal training hours required for the Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  Students interested in this should contact the Education department for more information. 

Additional Information

Want to learn more about this area of study?

Visit the Department of Education

Questions about this program?

Department email:

Department phone: (616) 234-3380

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