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Klamath Community College    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-18

Education Paraeducator Certificate


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One-Year Certificate

The Education Paraeducator Certificate is offered to those seeking employment in educational occupations. The Education Paraeducator Certificate specifically prepares students to enter the fields of early childhood education, as a preschool teacher, child care provider, or education as a paraeducator.

For the certificate, students are provided with a well-rounded and diverse education that consists of collegiate-level general education coursework and a core of technical courses in the fields of child development and education. All students gain practical experience by completing cooperative work experience in local schools, child care centers, and agencies that serve children and families.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Create developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments and curricula to foster optimum growth and development of learners.
  • Identify and teach to differences in race, gender, ability, age, language, family composition, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion.
  • Explain the complex characteristics of families and communities as well as the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical aspects of growth and development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of observation techniques, assessment tools, documentation procedures as well as resources and applicable regulations/laws for all learners, specifically for those with disabilities and other special needs.
  • Apply developmentally and culturally appropriate teaching and guidance theories, principles, and practices.
  • Demonstrate participation in leadership, advocacy, personal growth, and professional development activities.

Program Requirements


Successful pursuit of this degree requires students to possess collegiate skills in reading, communication, computation, and critical thinking. To acquire that competency, it is highly recommended that students complete pre-collegiate courses to gain these skills in the first terms of their program.

All education students must successfully pass a criminal background check. 

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 45

Required Courses


Student Success


Communications


Information Systems


Health and Wellness


Student must select one course in this requirement.

Social Sciences


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