CURRICULAR GUIDE

Teacher Paraprofessional
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0829  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Teacher
paraprofessional. Required courses provide an introduction to educational
concepts as well as a practical experience in an elementary school classroom.
Courses in this program are applicable to the Associate in Arts Degree with a
concentration in Elementary Education. Students planning to transfer should see
an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.  

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Social Science Department, Room 353, Arts and Sciences Building,
telephone number, 483-1126 or Liberal Studies Office of Instruction, Room 111,
Arts and Sciences Building, telephone number, 483-1015.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL:  6 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 201    Teacher Education Practicum                                      2
EDUC 220    Introduction to Education                                        3
CHDV 186    Child Self-Esteem/Pos Discipl                                    1

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL:  9-12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

ARTS 240    Art for Elementary Teachers                                      3
BIOL 229    Nature Studies for Educators                                     4
EDUC 230    Intro to Special Education                                       3
ENGL 208    Children's Literature                                            4
GEOG 200    World Regional Geography                                         4
ISCI 121    Integrated Sci for Education I                                   4
MATH 201    Math for Elemen Teachers I                                       3
MATH 202    Math for Elemen Teachers II                                      3
MUSC 200    Music Fund for Elemen Teachers                                   3
PSYC 204    Educational Psychology                                           3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   15

The certificate program can be completed in two semesters.  Students should see
course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses. Students
who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for
example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another
school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an advisor or counselor
for help with adjustments.

I                 II
EDUC 201          EDUC 220          
CHDV 186          Lim. Ch.
Lim. Ch.          Lim. Ch.