Education – Paraeducator

ED_paraPara-educators (teacher aides/paraprofessionals) assist classroom teachers to educate children with special needs in PK-12 schools. Please work with your academic advisor and the catalog of the transfer institution to determine specific courses that should be taken. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are transfer degrees and are awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans.  These degrees indicate that a student has completed a course of study that is essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

PLEASE NOTE: When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.  They should then work with their DCC advisor to assure that the proper classes are being taken at DCC.  Together, the student and the advisor will select courses that will fit into the program at the transfer institution.

Suggested Courses Credits
COMX115 Intro to Interpersonal Communications 3
EDEC105 Observation and Assessment 1
EDEC247 Child Growth and Development 3
EDEC248 Child Growth and Development Practicum 1
EDU200 Introduction to Education 2
EDEC108 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 2
EDU202 Early Field Experience 1
EDU270 Literature & Literacy for Children 3
EDU231 Survey of Exceptionalities 3
EDSP204 Intro to Teaching Exceptional Learners 3
HL231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Behavior 3
PA101 Orientation to Special Education 2
PA102 Instructional Teamwork 1
PA103 Interpersonal Skills or 2
PA104 Personal Growth and Development 1
PA105 Student Supervision 2
PA106 Instructional Strategies 2
PA107 Behavior Management 2
PA108 Instructional Technology 2
PA109 Life Skills 2
PA110 Significant Comm. Support Needs 2
PA111 Significant Supports Challenging Behavior 2
PA112 Significant Health Support Needs 2
PA114 Practicum Experience 2
PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3
SIGN120 Sign Language I 3