Education – Paraeducator

Para-educators (teacher aides/paraprofessionals) assist classroom teachers to educate children with special needs in PK-12 schools. Please work with your academic advisor and the catalog of the transfer institution to determine specific courses that should be taken. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are transfer degrees and are awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans.  These degrees indicate that a student has completed a course of study that is essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

PLEASE NOTE: When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.  They should then work with their DCC advisor to assure that the proper classes are being taken at DCC.  Together, the student and the advisor will select courses that will fit into the program at the transfer institution.

Suggested CoursesCredits
COMX115Intro to Interpersonal Communications3
EDEC105Observation and Assessment1
EDEC247Child Growth and Development3
EDEC248Child Growth and Development Practicum1
EDU200Introduction to Education2
EDEC108Introduction to Early Childhood Education2
EDU202Early Field Experience1
EDU270Literature & Literacy for Children3
EDU231Survey of Exceptionalities3
EDSP204Intro to Teaching Exceptional Learners3
HL231Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Behavior3
PA101Orientation to Special Education2
PA102Instructional Teamwork1
PA103Interpersonal Skills or2
PA104Personal Growth and Development1
PA105Student Supervision2
PA106Instructional Strategies2
PA107Behavior Management2
PA108Instructional Technology2
PA109Life Skills2
PA110Significant Comm. Support Needs2
PA111Significant Supports Challenging Behavior2
PA112Significant Health Support Needs2
PA114Practicum Experience2
PSYX272Educational Psychology3
SIGN120Sign Language I3
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