Paraprofessional/Special Education A.A.S. (PAR)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

To prepare graduates as paraprofessionals or teacher assistants with the skills and knowledge required to effectively educate and serve individuals with diverse learning abilities. Graduates may work in public or private schools in general education or in classroom settings with students with exceptionalities.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • identify patterns of human development and learning across the life span and understand that each child’s learning and development are unique based on knowledge of family, culture, and biological influences, and special education law.
  • develop collaborative relationships with colleagues to support and advocate for children’s learning.
  • modify and adapt teaching strategies for individual students.

Teacher Education Advisement guidelines for students seeking a teaching career and/or program of study for transfer into a four-year college program. Students can select and tailor their program based on career goals.
Students intending to transfer need to choose courses based on the college transfer agreement.