Paraprofessional Educator Associate

Curriculum EDU.PPR.AAS (C220B)

The Paraprofessional directly supports teachers and children in the classroom. According to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), "paraprofessionals should be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instruction in the areas of reading, writing and math, or in school readiness;" therefore, "paraprofessionals are expected to have working knowledge of these academic areas." Students completing the AAS Paraprofessional degree will have knowledge and skills in:

  • reading, writing, mathematical computation and mathematical reasoning;
  • critical and creative thinking, decision making, problem-solving and reasoning;
  • communication (listening, speaking and writing);
  • child/human growth and development, behavior management, instructional strategies and laws, policies and procedures;
  • technology;
  • respecting cultural diversity and the views of others; and
  • working as a team member.

Last Update Effective: 5/25/15

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

#

EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3.5

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

Program electives

6

 

 

 

15.5

Semester Two

 

ECE 136

School Age Programming

3

 

EDU 105

Technology for Educators

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

 

Program electives

7-8

 

 

 

16-17

Semester Three

#

ECE 146

Child, Family & Community

2

#

ECE 151

Communicating with Parents and Children

1

#

EDU 200

Introduction to Special Education

3

#

EDU 206

Human Growth and Development

3

 

 

Program electives

6

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

#

ECE 118

Health, Safety & Nutrition for the Young Child1

 

3

 

ECE 153

Guiding Children and Managing the Classrooms

1

#

ECE 233

Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

 

EDU 110

Diversity of Schools and Society

3

#

EDU 215

Educational Psychology

3

 

 

Program electives2

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

62.5-63.5

Program electives: (22-23)

 

ART 110

Looking at Art

3

 

BIS 100

General Biology or

 

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology or

 

#

MAT 110

College Algebra

4-5

 

MUS 110

Listening to Music

3

 

PHL 105

World Religions

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

#

PSY 216

Child Psychology

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is a requirement for each ECE or EDU course in all ECE programs.

See ECE and EDU course descriptions.

See Humanities or Fine Arts and Social or Behavioral Science General Education requirements; Mathematics requirements for Associate in Arts degree.

1ECE 118◊ meets the Health and Fitness graduation requirement.

2If a student is planning on obtaining an Illinois Teaching Certificate, elective choices should be based on certificate level. (Refer to Teacher Certification Web site for electives: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/certification)

Chairperson: Mary Ann Olson, Ext. 3672