Catalog 2023-24 
    Jul 12, 2024  
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Education Paraeducator Career Pathway Certificate

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Less-Than-One-Year Certificate of Completion

This career pathway certificate is offered to those seeking employment in educational occupations and prepares students to enter the fields of early childhood education as a paraeducator.

Students are provided with a streamlined education that consists of a core of technical courses in the fields of child development and education. 

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

All education students must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 17

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