2016-2017 Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paraprofessional Educator, A.A.S.

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The Paraprofessional Educator Associate in Applied Science Degree program is designed to prepare students to assist teachers in a variety of classroom settings, and to meet the standards for paraprofessional educators developed in response to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This curriculum is based on professional standards developed by the American Federation of Teachers, as well as the Paraprofessional Task Force convened by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

Please note: This program is not for students planning to become regularly certified professional teachers in Illinois public schools. Consult an advisor for more information.

I. General Education Core (22)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)

Select one course from Area B 

Strongly recommended courses include ART 131 ; ENG 215 ; HUMAN 101 

Area C: Mathematics

(requirement met by completion of EDU 111 in the program requirements*)

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (4 credits)

Select one IAI approved laboratory science course from the courses for Area D 

Area E: Social and Behavioral Science (6 credits)

Select one additional course from Area E

Strongly recommended courses include:

II. Program Requirements (28)

Select one cultural awareness course from the following:

Select one teaching strategies course from the following:

III. Electives (12)

Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:

Any of the following courses required for elementary teacher certification:

Program Total: 62 credits

*Students may substitute one of the following options for EDU/MATH 111.

Students interested in elementary or early childhood education must choose BOTH courses

MATH 200 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I AND
MATH 206 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II

Students interested in working in the secondary or special education setting may choose from:

MATH 112 General Education Mathematics  OR
MATH 115 General Education Statistics


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