Paraprofessional Educator/Teacher’s Aide, AAS

EDUC.AAS.V09

Program Overview

The Paraprofessional Educator curriculum is designed to meet guidelines set forth in the No Child Left Behind act of 2001. It offers students a wide range of educational experiences and prepares them to assist classroom teachers at all grade levels from kindergarten through high school. KCC also offers a Child Development – Education Option program. Students should see the Child Development coordinator to determine which program best suits their needs. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

CDEV 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:21

General education

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Laboratory Science and Mathematics

Laboratory Science Courses

4-8

Mathematics Courses

3-6

Choose 10 credit hours, with at least one course from mathematics and at least one course from science. View General Education Courses for Applied Science Degrees.

Choose two

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

Choose one

Humanities Elective

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:28-30

Electives

Paraprofessional Educator Electives

12 Credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Choose from the Paraprofessional Educator electives list.

Total Credit Hours: 61

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-4 Credits

Spring semester

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Fall semester

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

CDEV 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, Science, or Mathematics Course

3 Credits

Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

Mathematics Elective

3-4 Credits

or

Science Course

3-4 Credits

 

Paraprofessional Educator Electives

12 Credits

Paraprofessional Educator electives

CDEV 2013History & Philosophy of Early Child Ed

3 Credits

CDEV 2103School Aged Programming

3 Credits

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

CDEV 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

CDEV 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2243Science/Math Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2253Motor Development/Physical Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2403Clinical Experience

3 Credits

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

EDUC 2513The Multicultural Classroom

3 Credits

EDUC 2533Foundations of Reading

3 Credits

LAWF 1753Juvenile Delinquency

3 Credits

PSYC 2513Abnormal Psychology

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

SOCY 2553Marriage and the Family

3 Credits

SPAN 1503Basic Spanish

3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 61
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$8,967.00
Course Fees:
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 10.00
CDEV 2533 Early Childhood Curriculum Development 15.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 5.00
ENGL 1613 English I 5.00
ENGL 1623 English II 5.00
HUMS 1513 Introduction to Humanities 15.00
  EDUC 1713 Intro to Public Education     30.00  
85.00
85.00
Books:
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 191.40
CDEV 1513 Child Growth & Development 408.35
CDEV 2013 History & Philosophy of Early Child. Ed. 278.75
CDEV 2233 Language Acquisition & Development 322.35
CDEV 2263 Heads Up! Reading 56.00
EDUC 1713 Introduction to Public Education 60.80
EDUC 1763 Technology in Education 115.00
EDUC 2613 Educational Psychology 242.35
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 84.95
ENGL 1613 English I 81.35
ENGL 1623 English II 109.60
HUMS 1513 Introduction to Humanities 93.40
MATH 1414 Basic Algebra 212.35
PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology 119.20
SOCY 2513 Sociology 318.00
SPCH 1553 Introductory Speech 160.80


2,745.05
2,745.05
TOTAL $11,797.05
This program requires fourteen hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.