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Paraprofessional Educator (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

62 credit hours.

The paraprofessional educator degree prepares students for positions as teacher assistants and teacher aides. The degree will help current as well as future paraprofessionals meet the No Child Left Behind requirements for success in working with children in Title I programs.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communications 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
MATH 131 Explorations in Mathematics 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Biology Course with Lab 4
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ACSM 101 Introduction to Computers 3
CHLD 110 Introduction to Human Verbal Development 3
CHLD 221 Foundations of Inclusion 3
EDUC 101 Introduction to Education 3
EDUC 105 Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 135 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 209 Human Growth & Development 3
ENGL 118 or
ENGL 119
Children's Literature or
Adolescent Literature
3 or

Electives (12 credit hours):

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CHLD 209 Child, Family and Community 3
EDUC 200 Using Technology in Education 3
EDUC 208 Principles of Reading 3
EDUC 296 Special Topics in Education 3
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
ENGL 111 Introduction to Literature 3
MATH 135 Math for Elementary Teachers I 3
MATH 136 Math for Elementary Teachers II 3
MUSI 150 Music Appreciation 3
PSY 207 or
PSY 216
Child Psychology or
Adolescent Psychology
3 or

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