Paraprofessional Studies A.A.S.

Degree Name: Paraprofessional Studies A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Education
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description: 
This degree offers classes in general education, professional education and early childhood. Many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution and will count toward a bachelor's degree; others offer content specific to the needs of students with whom paraprofessionals are likely to work.
General Education Requirements 28
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 108 Understanding K-8 Mathematics 3
Communication

ENG 101
ENG 102  
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II 
Oral Communications

3
3
3
Social Science

POL 101
PSY 101
Choose One:
HIS 101 OR
HIS 102 OR
HIS 115 OR

American Government (required)
Introduction to Psychology

US History to 1877 OR
US History since 1877 OR
US History since 1945 OR

3
3

3


Natural Science

Choose one BIO or CHM or PHY and the corresponding lab

4

Humanities EDU 242 ART for Children 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 35
Take one of these two pairs

CDC 112 and 
CDC 113
OR 
PSY 201 and
PSY 215

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

6
EDU 211 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers 3

EDU 225 

Literature for Children 

3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3

EDU 250 

Education of Exceptional Learners 

3
CDC 107 Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs 3
CDC 207 Curriculum and Materials for Young Children with Special Needs 3
EDU 252 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 280 Practicum for Paraprofessionals 2
EDUCATION ELECTIVE : 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 103 Literacy and Literature for Young Children 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 66

* 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.

** Students must also pay for and pass the Paraprofessional State Exam

Courses by Semester

FIRST SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
MAT 108 Understanding K-8 Math* 3
CDC 107 Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs 3
ENG 101 English  Composition I* 3
HIS 102 US History since 1877 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SECOND SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
CDC 207 Curriculum & Materials for Young Children with Special Needs 3
EDU 211 Foundations of Education 3
PSY 201 or
CDC 112
Child Psychology or
Child Growth and Development I
3
POL 101 American Government 3
SUMMER SEMESTER 6
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
THIRD SEMESTER 16
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CDC 113 or
PSY 215
Child Growth and Development II or
Adolescent Psychology
3
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
EDU 250  Education of Exceptional Learner  3
EDU 252 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
Any PHY/BIO/CHM with a lab 4
FOURTH SEMESTER 14
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
EDU 225 Literature for Children 3
EDU 242 Art For Children 3
EDU 280 Practicum for Paraprofessionals 2
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU Elective EDU Elective 3