Paraprofessional Educator Advanced Competency
Advance your Teaching Career as a Paraprofessional
This quick start in teacher education will give you the advanced training needed for a paraprofessional. You will be introduced to the history and theory of how special education impacts the lives of our most important generations. You will learn how to manage and guide behavior in the classroom. Special courses will also prepare you for the best strategies to teaching children with exceptionalities and the current technologies that help these children in the classroom.
Immediate Outcomes: skills and knowledge to succeed as a Paraprofessional in a school setting and prepares students to obtain Pennsylvania Special Education Paraeducator Credential of Competency
Extended Pathway: seamlessly continue on to a bachelor of arts in Secondary Education for teacher certification
Paraprofessional Educator Advanced Competency Courses
Get your career off to a quick start. Your paraprofessional education courses will prepare you to advance skills or start a new career as a paraprofessional or even continue to a teaching certificate at a bachelor’s program. Start by registering for these courses over the next two semesters:
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
|EDU 114||Careers in Education||1|
|EDU 105||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|EDU 210||Behavior Management and Guidance Practices||3|
|SED 200||Instructional Strategies for Children with Exceptionalities||3|
|SED 205||Assistive Technology for Children with Exceptionalities||3|
Pathway to a Career in Education
Advance your career at your own pace. Each step below transfers credits to the next. Appropriate job titles and average pay ranges are meant to help guide an individual interested in this field; they vary based on individual experience and employer.
Wage information taken from Lightcast Q2 2023 BETA Data Set – QCEW Employees. Wage range is 25%-75% hourly average in surrounding 10-county region.
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