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Paraprofessional Educator (EDU)
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The intent of the Paraprofessional Educator AAS degree and certificate is to prepare both current and future paraprofessional educator/teacher’s aide. The AAS degree and certificate are designed for immediate employment; but include a number of transfer courses that could transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

This curriculum will prepare graduates for jobs as paraprofessionals or teachers’ aides, special education aides for the K-12 school systems, preschool aides for school districts with pre-K classes, and early childhood aides for day/child care centers. Also, the way in which the curricula are designed for a progression or career ladder will enable students to continue their education toward a baccalaureate teaching certificate.


*Other recommended core courses:
ECD 1101 Intro to Early Childhood Ed 3
EDU 1102 Basic Activities for Elem/Sec Schools 3
EDU 1107 Health 3
EDU 1115 Using Instructional Media 3
EDU 2103 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 2105 Science in the Elementary School 4
EDU 2109 Language Arts in the Elementary Schools 3
HIS 1104 History of Eastern Civ 4
MTH 1122 Geometry for Elem Ed 3
PEG 1137 First Aid & Safety Education 3
SOC 2103 Marriage & Family 3
SPN 1111 Elementary Spanish I 4


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Semester 1
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ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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A study of society, including the rules, interactions and cultural patterns that organize everyday life. Includes the analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institution, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification and interactions among diverse groups of people.

EDU 1116
Introduction to Teaching
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This is an introductory course in professional education exploring the nature of teaching, its opportunities, and its responsibilities. It also offers an overview of American education as both a professional and a public enterprise. Other topics include:history and philosophy of education, school organization and governance, ethical and legal issues, the nature of teaching, curriculum and the social examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. At least fifteen hours of observation in a K-12 classroom are required.

EDU 1114
Educating Exceptional Children
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Introductory course is an overview of special educational services for exceptional children. It surveys all areas of exceptionality, including identification, intervention strategies, methods, and programs to meet the student's special needs. Identification and utilization of legal aspects including applicable federal and state laws, structure of services, role of general classroom and special education personnel, background knowledge in classroom management, and remediation of behaviors will be discussed. Techniques for gathering, analyzing, and utilizing assessment data for developing IEP will be covered. Awareness of the role of general education and the inclusion of the exceptional individual including accommodations and modification of academic standards will be discussed. Impact of the exceptional individual on family, public school education, and transition for this individual after completion of their public school program will be covered. Awareness of concerns for the future of special education for exceptional individuals will be discussed.

MTH 1103
Liberal Arts Math
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This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving strategies with real-life applications. Four topics, chosen from the following list, will be studied in depth: Counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear programming, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, statistics. The use of calculators and other technology is strongly encouraged. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry with a grade of C or better, or sufficient score on the placement test, or consent of instructor.

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MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

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MTH 1121
Mathematics for Elementary Majors
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This course, along with MTH 1122, is designed to meet the requirements of the state certification of elementary teachers. Students are strongly encouraged to complete both courses in sequence at the same institution and should check the specific requirements at the senior institution. The sequence fulfills the general education requirement only for students with a declared major in elementary and/or special education. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Topics will be selected from the following list: integers, irrational numbers and the real number system, number theory, probability, rational numbers, sets, function, logic, whole numbers, and statistics. The use of calculators and other technology is strongly encouraged. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry with a grade of C or better or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry or placement test score, or consent of instructor.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

EDU 2107
Preclinical Experiences in Education
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This course is designed to give those students who are majoring in the field of education the opportunity to observe certified teachers teaching, assist in teaching and the preparation of educational materials.

ELEC
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3
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Term Total
16
Semester 3
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SP2015
SOC 2102
Social Problems and Trends
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This course examines the nature of social problems: adjusting to nature, population, control and care of defectives, family and child welfare, crime, ethnicity, and sexual variance. Agencies of social control are discussed along with the origins, improvement, and finding workable solutions to social problems.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

HUM 1111
Intro to Art Music and Theatre
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This course is a non-traditional, interdisciplinary course in the humanities. It focuses on the interrelationships and aesthetic commonalties in the visual and performing arts.

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MUS 1101
Music Appreciation
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A study is made of types and forms of music to increase understanding. Selections from great masterpieces are made familiar through listening and analysis.

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MUS 1102
History of American Music
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This course is designed to create interest in American music, its media and basic concepts of form and style. Emphasis is placed upon appreciating and understanding trends in music of the United States through use of representative selections.

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ART 2101
Understanding Art
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Understanding Art is an introduction to the creation, perception, evaluation and nature of visual art. This course examines the principles and elements used in the creation of art and its major forms of presentation. This course will give the student a broader appreciation of art and is designed to partially fulfill the humanities requirement.

LSC 1101
General Biology I
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This is a general introduction to the evolutionary study of life. A brief history of biology, natural selection, cell theory, cell structure and function, chemistry of life, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cell division, patterns of inheritance, DNA, biotechnology, developmental biology and reproduction will be included. Related laboratory exercises will be incorporated. This course is the first class in an introductory sequence for biological sciences majors. NO PREREQUISITE.

ELEC
Psychology Elective marked
3
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Term Total
16
Semester 4
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DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with E-Commerce emphasis. Emphasis on computer hardware and software concepts. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

HIS 2101
U.S. History to 1877
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In this course students will study the colonial period; the independence movement; the framing and adoption of the Constitution; the growth of American nationality; Western development and Jacksonian Democracy; Manifest Destiny and the slave controversy; and the Civil War.

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HIS 2102
U.S. History Since 1877
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In this course students will study Reconstruction; the new industrial society and the agrarian movement; the war with Spain; the United States as a world power; the progressive movement; the First World War; post war problems; the Depression and the New Deal; the Second World War and foreign and domestic post war problems.

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PLS 2101
Government of the United States
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This course is a survey of the Constitutional government of the United States, civil rights, organizational procedures of national government, the media and public interest groups.

ELEC
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ELEC
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Term Total
15
Electives
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ECD 1101
Intro to Early Childhood Education
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Course will be the survey of early childhood educational programs and principles to give historical and philosophical perspective to current issues and trends. Desirable qualities, skills, duties, and responsibilities of early childhood care providers are examined.

EDU 1102
Basic Activities for Elementary/Secondary Schools
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This course covers games and activities for children in elementary and secondary schools, including body mechanics, basic exercises, and rhythms. Developing a physical education curriculum with appropriate lesson and unit plans is also discussed.

EDU 1107
Health
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This course deals with current terminology and knowledge necessary to analyze physical, mental and social health issues as they relate to one's well being. Topics include emotional health, use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, sexuality, diseases, physical fitness, nutrition, environmental, community and consumer health problems.

EDU 1115
Using Instructional Media
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It provides an introduction to a variety of instructional media used in classrooms and learning centers. Creative and effective uses of audio visual materials are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the adaptive application of materials to developing each individual's personal instructional style. The evaluation and selection techniques of both materials and equipment are essential considerations for each potential user of instructional media and are covered in this course. Finally, knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the equipment and its corresponding software material is explored to ensure the success of future presentations by the student.

EDU 2103
Educational Psychology
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Educational Psychology is a comprehensive course covering statistical concepts, learning theory, and Piaget's concepts. The course includes lectures on functional aspects of teaching, such as discipline, parent-teacher relations, homogeneous grouping, tracking systems, special education, standardized testing, guidance, and grading. PREREQUISITE: PSY 1101 General Psychology or consent of the instructor.

EDU 2105
Science in the Elementary School
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This course is an introduction to the teaching of science in the elementary school. It includes disciplines, principles, and topics in the elementary school science curriculum. The course emphasizes laboratory, demonstrations, and projects as tools for motivating scientific thinking and learning of basic science skills.

EDU 2109
Language Arts in the Elementary School
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This course will provide an introduction to recent trends, basic problems, and procedures in the teaching of language arts (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in the elementary school. A general survey of the data and principles of current organization, content, method, and evaluation will be included.

HIS 1104
History of Eastern Civilizations I
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This course covers political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Asian world from the Mongols to 1600. PREREQUISITE: Reading and writing skills at the college level.

MTH 1122
Geometry for Elementary Majors
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This course is designed for elementary and special education majors. Course content shall include one-, two-, and three-dimensional point set geometry, constructions, congruence, similarity, transformational geometry, measurement, and coordinate geometry. Calculators and computers will be used in this course. This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence designed to meet state certification in elementary teaching. It fulfills the general education requirement only for students seeking state certification as elementary and/or special education teachers. PREREQUISITE: Two years college prep algebra and one year geometry with C or better and MTH 1121 Mathematics for Elementary Majors or consent of instructor.

PEG 1137
First Aid & Safety Education
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A complete study of the Regulation American Red Cross First Aid methods and a general study of safety practices to be utilized by the community population.

SOC 2103
Marriage & Family
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This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the interrelationships and cross-cultural perspectives between the family and society as well as to give the students a better understanding of him or herself and their positions in the family.

SPN 1111
Elementary Spanish I
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This course is the first of a one-year introductory sequence in beginning Spanish. It is designed to develop basic skills in conversation, grammar and reading.

Term Total
Program Total
62


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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