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

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

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

Total Credit Hours:21

General education

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Life Sciences, Physical Sciences 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 Life Sciences or Physical Sciences. View General Education Courses for Applied Science Degrees.

Choose two

COMM 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

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 1613English I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-4 Credits

Spring semester

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

COMM 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Fall semester

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

ECED 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

COMM 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

ECED 2013History & Philosophy of Early Child Ed

3 Credits

ECED 2103School Aged Programming

3 Credits

ECED 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

ECED 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

ECED 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

ECED 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

ECED 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

ECED 2243Science/Math Activities

3 Credits

ECED 2253Motor Development/Physical Activities

3 Credits

ECED 2403Clinical Experience

3 Credits

ECED 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

ECED 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 2553Sociology of the Family

3 Credits

SPAN 1503Basic Spanish

3 Credits

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