Paraprofessional Education AA

The Paraprofessional Education program prepares teaching assistants to work in K-12 schools in Special Education, Reading, or ENL programs. The program articulates with the core requirements of the Elementary Teacher Education program while providing needed coursework to improve the learning of students. This degree is designed to meet the No Child Left Behind legislation requirements for teaching assistants and early childhood care providers.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
COMM-204PUBLIC SPEAKING3.00
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MATH-257FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II3.00
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR (recommended)
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS (recommended)
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Total Credits34.00-35.00

Program Requirements

Program Requirements
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION3.00
ED-435DIVERSITY ISSUES IN EDUCATION3.00
MATH-157FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS3.00
RE-303EMERGENT LITERACY3.00
RE-401PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND PHONICS SEMINAR1.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-123.00
SE-333INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION3.00
SE-334INDIVIDUALIZED MOTIVATION3.00
SE-335SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD EXPERIENCE1.00
Program Electives
Select 7 credits from the following:7.00
ELEMENTARY HEALTH SCIENCE/METHODS
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS AND READING
INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT
ISSUES IN TEACHING ESL
ED-438
Total Credits30.00

Summary

General Education Core37
Program Requirements23
Program Electives7
Total67