Paraprofessional Education AAS

The degree program in Paraprofessional Education—developed in cooperation with other community and technical colleges in West Virginia—is designed to meet the needs of public school aides who wish to upgrade skill levels or who wish to seek permanent paraprofessional certification (as defined in WV Code 126-136-25). Paraprofessionals serve in a support capacity including but not limited to facilitating the educational instruction and direct or indirect supervision of students under the direction of a classroom teacher. They provide instructional and clerical support for teachers in elementary, middle, and high school settings. The degree program has two options: 1) Workforce Program, allowing the student to seek immediate employment upon degree completion, or 2) Transfer Program, allowing the student to transfer into a four-year teacher education program.

 REQUIRED COURSES

Paraprofessional Education

Total Certificate Hours: 64

Component 1: General Education

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101

Composition

3

ENGL 102

Research

3

MATH 101

General Mathematics (or higher)

3

PHSC 101/3

Physical Science Survey (w/lab)

4

Restricted Computer Elective: choose from

3

BUSN 130

Word Processing & the Internet

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

Recommended Elective: choose from

3

FINA 101

Introduction to Visual Arts

FINA 105

Creative Expression

GEOG 150

Introduction to Geography

HIST 105

American History I

HIST 106

American History II

HUMN 150

Introduction to Fine Arts

MUSC 130

Music Skills/Classroom Teachers

POSC 200

American Government/Economy

SOCI 210

Principles of Sociology

Total General Education

19

Component 2: Paraprofessional Coursework

Number

Title

Hrs

EDUC 295

Special Education (ST)

3

EDUC 295

Classroom Management (ST)

3

EDUC 200

Human Growth and Development

3

Restricted Elective: choose from

6

COMM 242

Instruction and Technology

EDUC 110

Foundations of Education

EDUC 160

Diversity and Education

HLTH 201

Safety and First Aid

Total Semester Hours

18

Of the following, choose A or B.

Component 3a: Workforce Program

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 205

The Modern Tradition (or higher)

3

MATH 102

Intermediate Algebra (or higher)

3

Restricted Science Elective: choose from

3

BIOL 101

General Biology I

BIOL 102

General Biology II

CHEM 100

Introduction to Chemistry

PHSC 102

Physical Science Survey II

Social Sciences, Humanities or Fine Arts electives

9

Restricted Electives

9

Total Semester Hours

27

 

Component 3b: Transfer Program (Teacher Ed)

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 201

Humanistic Tradition (or higher)

3

MATH 106

Math/Early/Mid Grade Teach

3

Restricted Science Elective: choose from

4

BIOL 101/103L

General Biology I/lab

BIOL 102/104L

General Biology II/lab

CHEM 101/103L

CHEM 101/3 General Chemistry I

PHSC 102/104L

Physical Science Survey II/lab

Social Science Electives

6

Fine Arts Electives

6

Restricted Electives

5

Total Semester Hours

27

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

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