Paraeducation Program Description
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Paraeducation prepares students for employment as paraeducators (teaching assistants) in a public or private school. Paraeducators work under the supervision of a teacher to provide instructional and/or behavioral support in a variety of general and special education settings. This program includes two required field placement experiences which will provide graduates with experience assisting both students with and without disabilities. Degree candidates will need to meet essential technical standards that include physical abilities and behavioral and professional characteristics necessary to successfully complete the Paraeducator Program.