Paraprofessional Education (A.A.)
About the Program
The Paraprofessional Education program prepares teaching assistants to work in K-12 schools in special education, reading, and general education classrooms. The program articulates with the core requirements of the Elementary Teacher Education program while providing needed coursework to improve student learning. This degree is designed for teaching assistants and early childhood care providers.
Core Assoc Arts Paraprofessional Education complete the following 8 requirements30 creditsWritten Communication, complete one option.Take ENGL 101 and 102.ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II3 creditsTake ENGL 109.ENGL109 - College Writing & Research6 creditsTake COMM 204.COMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsMathematical Ways of Knowing.MATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II4 creditsHumanistic & Artistic Ways of KnowingTake 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, or 258.ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas3 creditsENGL257 - World Classics3 creditsENGL258 - International Literature3 creditsTake 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 150, MUS 101, 102, 150, 151 or 152, or THEA 101.ART100 - Introduction to Art3 creditsHUM150 - Intro/Arts3 creditsMUS101 - Survey/Music3 creditsMUS102 - Music in America3 creditsMUS150 - World Music3 creditsMUS151 - History Musical Theater3 creditsTHEA101 - Survey/Theater3 creditsMUS152 - Hist Jazz/Pop Music3 creditsScientific Ways of Knowing. NS 174 and PHYS 171 are the recommended courses.BIOF100 - Intro Bioinformatics3 creditsBIOL100 - Concepts of Biology4 creditsBIOL120 - Plants and People4 creditsBIOL123 - Biology in Film3 creditsBIOL175 - Human Biology4 creditsBIOL227 - Anatomy/Physiology I4 creditsCHEM100 - Concepts of Chemistry4 creditsCHEM105 - Gen Organic/Biochemist4 creditsCHEM111 - Prin/Chemistry I4 creditsCS108 - Intro to Computer Sci4 creditsCITPT108 - Intro to Computer Sci4 creditsFSCI101 - Intro/Forensic Science4 creditsGEOL101 - Physical Geology4 creditsGEOL120 - Intro Earth Systems4 creditsGIS271 - Intro/Geog Info Sci4 creditsID240 - Integrated Science II4 creditsNS140 - Integrated Science I4 creditsNS150 - Intro/Natural Sciences3 creditsNS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education4 creditsPHYS111 - General Physics I4 creditsPHYS112 - General Physics II4 creditsPHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ4 creditsPHYS205 - Descriptive Astronomy4 creditsPHYS211 - University Physics I5 creditsSocial & Behavioral Ways of KnowingTake PSYC 205.PSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc3 creditsChoose 1 course, from HIST 111, or 112, or POLS 101.HIST111 - US History I3 creditsHIST112 - US History II3 creditsPOLS101 - Amer National Government3 creditsDiversity; students intending to pursue Elementary Education should take GEOG 102 as the Diversity option.ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology3 creditsANTH120 - World Prehistory3 creditsANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies3 creditsANTH360 - Race and Ethnicity3 creditsCOMM345 - Intercultural Comm3 creditsENGL258 - International Literature3 creditsENGL474 - Native Amer Written Lit3 creditsGEOG102 - Intro to Geography3 creditsHIST101 - World History I3 creditsHIST102 - World History II3 creditsHIST111 - US History I3 creditsHIST112 - US History II3 creditsHRPT184 - Diversity/Organization3 creditsKIN220 - Soc/Cult Aspects/Sport3 creditsSS184 - Diversity/Organization3 creditsNP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture4 creditsNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsPOLS285 - Comparative Government3 creditsSOC101 - Intro/Sociology3 creditsSPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I4 creditsSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsSPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I4 creditsSPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II4 creditsID300C - Ethics and Identity3 creditsIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values Requisite for all Integrative Seminars: Completion of ENGL 102 or 109, and 24 credits of General Education Core courses.ID300A - Animals and Society3 creditsID300B - Art and Censorship3 creditsID300C - Ethics and Identity3 creditsID300D - Ethics and Ecology3 creditsID300E - Ethics and Technology3 creditsID300F - Gender and Culture3 creditsID300G - Health Integrative Seminar3 creditsID300H - Law and Society3 creditsID300J - Terrorism3 creditsID300K - Values and Sports3 creditsID300L - Vietnam3 creditsID300M - Vulnerable Populations3 creditsID300N - Wilderness3 creditsID300P - Diseases and Society3 creditsID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil3 creditsID300R - Leadership & Ethics3 creditsID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit3 creditsID300T - Propaganda3 creditsID300U - Women in 20th Century3 creditsID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values3 creditsID300W - Food and Agriculture3 creditsID300X - Civil Rights Movement3 creditsID301A - Hells Canyon Institute3 creditsSS350 - Ethics:3 creditsHUM350 - Ethics:3 credits
Assoc Arts Paraprofessional Education Major complete the following 2 requirements30 creditsParaprofessional required courses.ED214 - Prin/Educ-Field Exp3 creditsMATH157 - Math Elem Teachers I4 creditsRE340 - Foundational Literacy4 creditsSE322 - Inclusion Strat K-123 creditsSE335 - Spec Ed Field Experience1 creditSE333 - Individualized Instruction3 creditsSE334 - Individualized Motivation3 creditsParaprofessional elective courses.RE217 - Children's Lit/Storytell3 creditsSE332 - Individualized Assessment3 creditsHLTH215 - Elem Hlth Sci/Methods3 creditsED425 - Methods/Management K-82 creditsRE301 - Psycholinguistics/Lit3 creditsRE303 - Emergent Literacy3 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.