Paraprofessional Education (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.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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3.0
EDU-100
Introduction to Education

EDU-100
Introduction to Education

An overview of the American education system. Social, historical and philosophical foundations give perspective to an examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. A 30 hours practical lab is required for this course.

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3.0
LIT-150
Children's Literature

LIT-150
Children's Literature

Study of various forms and types of literature for the intellectual stimulation of the small child and storytelling and oral interpretation techniques.


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3.0
ECE-095
Creative Activities/Children

ECE-095
Creative Activities/Children

This course provides students an understanding of the value of and practical experience in preparing creative activities and experiences for children. The student is given many opportunities to explore, develop, and appreciate various types of creative media for preschool children.

Course Outline

4.0
MAT-118
Math for Elem Teachers I

MAT-118
Math for Elem Teachers I

A course designed for Elementary Education majors. Topics include number theory, probability and statistics, development of numeration systems, sets, functions, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Counts as general education requirement for elementary education majors when taken in sequence with MAT218.


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3.0
ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

This course focuses on the use of positive redirective techniques in shaping behavior so children can learn self discipline and self control. Observation of discipline problems and analyzation of procedures are required of the student.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

19.0
Second Semester
EDU-103
Teaching/Learning W/Technology

EDU-103
Teaching/Learning W/Technology

This course features practical ways to use various types of technology for the K-12 classroom teacher. This is a basic course in microcomputers, their operation, and utilization in K-12 classrooms.


Course Outline

3.0
PSY-274
Child Development

PSY-274
Child Development

Study of theories and research methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
EDU-190
Introduction/Special Education

EDU-190
Introduction/Special Education

This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of exceptional children, including a survey of the child's developmental traits and examination of appropriate intervention techniques.

Course Outline

3.0
MAT-218
Math for Elem Teachers II

MAT-218
Math for Elem Teachers II

The study of the concepts and theory of measurement and geometry via the problem-solving approach, using both calculators and microcomputers throughout. Designed for Elementary Education majors. Counts as general education requirement for elementary education majors when taken in sequence with MAT-118.


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3.0
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Electives

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Electives

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3.0

Semester Totals

18.0

Total Program Hours

37.0