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Associate in Applied Science - Education Paraeducator
Certificate - Education Paraeducator
Spokane Falls Community College
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If you want to work in a school setting and make a positive difference in a young person’s life, a career as an education paraeducator could be an excellent path for you.
In this program, you’ll prepare to become an important member of the instructional team. You’ll learn about current and historical topics in regular and special education, instructional strategies, behavior management, human development and interpersonal skills in the context of a diverse society. The program includes hands-on experiences in schools.
Whether you want to support a teacher with learning in the classroom, or assist a student with a disability, this program will help open doors to a rewarding career in paraeducation.
Special Education (AAS): Provide services for children identified with disabilities, such as learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and developmental disabilities.
Early Childhood Education (AAS): Gain the skills to become a paraeducator who works with K-3 students.
School Library Media Technician (AAS): Become an education paraeducator or school library technician paraeducators in a K-12 library.
Paraeducator Certificate: Enhance your early childhood education degree with knowledge of working with children with special needs. As of January 2002, new federal guidelines require most paraeducators in public K-12 schools to complete a two-year program.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.
Choose program map:
Educ Paraeducator AAS map
Educ Paraeducator School Library Tech AAS map
Educ Paraeducator Special Ed AAS map
Total Credits: 90 - 92
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees
, click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.
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