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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:
EDU 1101 Cultural Diversity 3
EDU 2210 Behavior Management and Observation 3
EDU 1107 Health 3
LSC 1101 General Biology I 4
ECD 1101 Intro to Early Childhood Ed 3
EDU 2102 Art for Elementary School Teachers 3
EDU 1115 Using Instructional Media 3
SOC 2103 Marriage & Family 3
SPN 1111 Elementary Spanish I 4


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Semester 1
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SP2015
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 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.

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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.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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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)

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.

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.

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.

ELEC
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EDU 1101
Cultural Diversity
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This course explores the dynamics of diversity (ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, etc. ) relative to human experiences. Includes the study of diversity through literature, film, art, music, photography, etc. , and through topics on race, ethnicity, gender, and other issues and topics related to improving human conditions.

EDU 2210
Behavior Management and Observation
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This course will be an overview of the basic foundations and principles of behavior management. It is to provide a working knowledge of behavior management procedures utilized in a classroom environment. Students will examine the methods, guidelines and effectiveness of behavior interventions currently being utilized.

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.

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.

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 2102
Art for Elementary School Teachers
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The principles and practical classroom procedures in art for the elementary school teacher will be studied. Art education theory, art terms, techniques, media, and organization of art programs in the classroom will be included.

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.

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
31


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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