Paraprofessional Education (486)

Southern State Education

Nature of Profession

Paraprofessionals in education (teacher’s aides) work in both regular and special education classroom settings.

Program Design

In addition to general and technical education courses, the student will participate in field placements in the public schools. The degree will also provide a pathway to baccalaureate level education, if the candidate desires.

Courses

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC 1101 Introduction to Education 3
EDUC 1145 Observation / Assessment of Children 2
EDUC 2234 Technology in Education 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
SOCI 1170 Introduction to Sociology I 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC 1102 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 1118 Guiding Children’s Behavior & Learning 3
EDUC 2243 Individuals With Exceptionalities 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1118 Intermediate Algebra 3
PSYC 2207 Human Growth & Development 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC 2220 Foundation of Literacy 3
EDUC 2260 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
FNAR 1104 Introduction to the Arts 3
MATH 1124 or 1141 Finite Math or College Algebra 3
PHYS 1101 Introduction to Physical Science 3
PSYC 2241 Educational Psychology 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1125 Environmental Science 4
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
EDUC 2224 Paraprofessional Practicum 2
EDUC 2225 Paraprofessional Seminar 2
EDUC 2228 Families, Communities & Schools 3
EDUC 2230 or 2238 Children’s Literature with Reading Approaches or Young Adult Literature 3
Program Total: 70

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