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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 paraprofessional or school library technician paraprofessionals in a K-12 library.

    Paraprofessional 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.