Paraprofessional Educator/Teacher's Aide, Advanced Certificate

EDUC.CRT.V58

Program Overview

The Paraprofessional Educator certificate is designed to meet guidelines set forth in the No Child Left Behind act of 2001. It is for students who have completed 30 hours of college credit in a wide range of educational areas and to prepare them to assist classroom teachers at all levels from kindergarten through high school.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

Paraprofessional Educator Electives

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Choose Paraprofessional Educator electives from the Paraprofessional Educator electives list.

General education

General Education Course

3 Credits

Choose Mathematics and General Education electives from the General Education Courses for Applied Science Degrees.

Choose one

COMM 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 30

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3 Credits

Spring semester

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

ECED 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

General Education Elective

3 Credits

Paraprofessional Educator Electives

6 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 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

Get Started Now

Ready to take the first step? Applying to KCC is quick and easy. Get started today!

Apply    Request Info    Visit


Speak to an Advisor
Advisors are available to assist you with general information about KCC’s programs and services.

Call: 815-802-8500
Email: advising@kcc.edu