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Paraprofessional Educator (AAS.PRPRO)

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base and practical skills necessary for assisting teachers in a public school setting. This degree is suited for individuals who desire a career working with children in an educational learning environment. In response to the No Child Left Behind Act, this degree in Paraprofessional Education meets the recommended curriculum outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education.

ECE 120 and 125 must be taken the same semester.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
ENG-120 Composition I
3.0
EDU-100 Introduction to Education ^^^ 
3.0
LIT-150 Children's Literature
3.0
EDU-103 Teaching/Learning W/Technology  
3.0
MAT-118 Math for Elem Teachers I
3.0
ECE-110 Child Behavior Management  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 18.0
Second Semester
PSY-274 Child Development  
3.0
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication  
3.0
EDU-190 Introduction/Special Education  
3.0
MAT-218 Math for Elem Teachers II
3.0
ECE-083 Instructional Methods  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
BIO-100 Bio Science I  
4.0
ENG-121 Composition II  
3.0
ECE-102 Health/Safety/Nutri/Yng Child  
3.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology  
3.0
ECE-095 Creative Activities/Children  
4.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
Second Semester
HUM-150 Humanities Through the Arts  
3.0
EDU-200 Educational Psychology  
3.0
EDU-210 Diversity/Schools & Societies  
3.0
ECE-120 Field Experience Seminar
1.0
ECE-125 Field Experience
3.0
Electives ^^ 
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 66.00