Major Code
590A

This degree offers students a wide range of educational experiences and prepares them to assist classroom teachers at all levels of the K-12 educational system. Students who complete this degree meet the requirements for paraprofessional educators established by the No Child Left Behind legislation.

General Education Requirements

15

COM100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

ENG101 First-Year Composition I

3

ENG102 First-Year Composition II

3

PSY100 Introduction to Psychology

3

MTH201 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3

Major Program Requirements

33

DIS101 Disability in Society

3

ECE115 Child Growth and Development

3

or

PSY220 Child Psychology

3

or

PSY226 Adolescent Psychology

3

ECE120 Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

EDU100 Strategies for the Paraprofessional Educator

3

EDU200 Introduction to Education

3

EDU202 Clinical Experience in Education

3

EDU205 Introduction to Technology in Education

3

EDU210 Educational Psychology

3

EDU220 Introduction to Special Education

3

MTH202 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

3

KPE211 First Aid and Emergency Care

3

Electives and Emphasis Areas
Students wanting to specialize in a particular paraprofessional educator area should select electives from one emphasis area; students wanting a more general approach can select any electives from the categories listed.

12

Content Specialist Emphasis
Students should select courses related to their content area from sections B, C, and D of the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Disability Studies Emphasis

DIS110 Perspectives on Disability

3

Early Childhood Education Specialist Emphasis

ECE101 Intro to Early Childhood Educ

3

ECE106 Guiding Young Children

3

ECE107 Develop/Guide/School-Age Child

3

ECE125 Child, Family and Community

3

ECE130 Observation and Assessment

2

ECE207 School-Age Programming

3

Support Specialist Emphasis
Select electives from: Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Electives
Electives may be selected from the courses listed.

EDU296 Topics/Issues for Education

1-3

HSV120 Intro to Substance Abuse

3

MUS210 Music for Elementary Teachers

3

SGN101 American Sign Language I

3

SGN102 American Sign Language II

3

SPN101 Elementary Spanish I

3

SPN102 Elementary Spanish II

3

SPN110 Survival Spanish I

3

SPN201 Intermediate Spanish I

3

SPN202 Intermediate Spanish II

3

SPN205 Spanish for Native Speakers

3

SPN211 Conversational Spanish

3

Program Total

60