Technical Program - Paraprofessional Education - Teacher Aide (Certificate) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

Paraprofessional Education - Teacher Aide (Certificate) (CRT.PRPRO)


This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base and practical skills necessary for assisting with children and teachers in a public school setting. The certificate option is the first year of the two-year Associate in Applied science Degree in Paraprofessional Education. Students are encouraged to check with their local school district on specific college education requirements needed in the field of paraprofessional education.

ECE 120 and 125 must be taken the same semester.

For more information contact:
Teresa Lang
(217) 234-5426

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
ENG 120 Composition I *
EDU 100 Introduction to Education
LIT 150 Children's Literature *
ECE 095 Creative Activities For Young Children
MAT 118 Math for Elementary Teachers *
ECE 110 Child Behavior and Management
  Total Semester Hours:
Second Semester
EDU 103 Teaching and Learning with Technology
PSY 274 Child Development
SPE 111 Introduction to Speech Communication
EDU 190 Introduction to Special Education
MAT 218 Math for Elementary Teachers II *
  Total Semester Hours:

Students who choose to continue their education should consult with their academic advisor.

Note: These are courses needed to fulfill the requirements of the Lake Land College Paraprofessional Education Associate Degree in Applied Science Degree and Paraprofessional Education Certificate which meet the recommended criteria of the Illinois State Board of Education. Students enrolled in Paraprofessional Education should contact their Regional Superintendent of Schools office to determine specific educational requirements for Paraprofessional “teacher aide” positions within their district.

Total Program Hours: 34