Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher A.A.S.

Degree Name: Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Education
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description: 
An Associate of Applied Science degree in Paraprofessional Education at SCC is an excellent place to begin building knowledge and skills in the field of education. This degree, offers a wide array of coursework, many of which may transfer to four-year institutions to be counted towards a bachelor’s degree. In addition, other coursework offers knowledge that is content specific to the needs of students with whom paraprofessionals are likely to work. Furthermore, with this degree graduates will meet current state and federal regulations for working as a paraprofessional educator or substitute teacher in any classroom within a pre-K-12 school setting.
General Education Requirements 25
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 108 Understanding K-8 Mathematics 3
Communication

ENG 101
ENG 102 OR
ENG 115 OR
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II OR
Technical Writing OR
Business Writing
Oral Communications

9
Social Science

HIS 101 OR
HIS 102 OR
HIS 115 OR
POL 101

US History to 1877 OR
US History since 1877 OR
US History since 1945 OR
American Government

3
Natural Science

BIO 105
BIO 106

Essentials of Biology
Essentials of Biology Lab

3
1

Humanities Fine Arts Elective 3
Elective PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 26
EDU 211 Foundations of Education 3

CDC 112 OR
CDC 113 OR
PSY 201 OR
PSY 215

Child Growth and Development I OR
Child Growth and Development II OR
Child Psychology OR
Adolescent Psychology

3
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers 3

EDU 225 OR
CDC 103

Literature for Children OR
Literacy and Literature for Young Children

3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 242 Art for Children 3

EDU 250 OR
CDC 107

Education of Exceptional Learners OR
Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs

3
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 280 Practicum for Paraprofessionals 2
ELECTIVE COURSES: Choose one of the following 3
EDU 244 Physical Education for the Elementary Grades 3
EDU 246 Music for Children 3
CDC 102 Creative Activities and Play for Young Children 3
CDC 201 Cognitive Activities and STEM for Young Children 3
CDC 207 Curriculum and Materials for Young Children with Special Needs 3
OPEN ELECTIVE COURSES: Courses may not count more than once - so any courses counted as an open elective may not have already been taken/counted toward this degree. 6
Any EDU of CDC course not already taken May take up to any two (2) EDU or CDC courses not already taken and counted toward degree 6
PSY 201 Child Psychology 3
PSY 210 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 215 Adolescent Psychology 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 60

* The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in a Math or English course. If a student places into lower level courses than are required for the degree, then the student must first enroll in lower level courses before enrolling in the courses required for graduation.

Courses by Semester

FIRST SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
MAT 108 Understanding K-8 Math* 3
EDU 285 Teaching Profession w/Field Experience 3
ENG 101 English  Composition I* 3
EDU 225 or
CDC 103
Literature for Children or
Literacy and Literature for Young Children
3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SECOND SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or 
ENG 125
English Composition II
Technical Writing
Business Writing
3
BIO 105
BIO 106
Essentials of Biology
Essentials of Biology Lab
3
1
EDU 211 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 242 Art for Children 3
THIRD SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
Elective Pick one from above elective courses 3
CDC 112 or
CDC 113 or
PSY 201 or 
PSY 215
Pick one:
Child Growth and Development I or
Child Growth and Development II or 
Child Psychology or 
Adolescent Psychology
3
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers 3
EDU 250 or
CDC 107
Education of Exceptional Learners or
Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
3
FOURTH SEMESTER 14
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
EDU 280 Practicum for Paraprofessionals 2
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or 
HIS 115 or
POL 101
US History to 1877 or
US History since 1877 or
US History since 1945 or 
American Government
3
Open Electives Pick two from the list above 6
Elective Fine Arts Elective 3

 

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