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Paraeducator, 1 year certificate

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Certificate: Paraeducator1 year

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Course listing for the 2020-2021 catalog year.

ED 100Introduction to Education for Paraeducators §3
ED 102Digital and Visual Communication Fundamentals3
ED 123Instructional Strategies: Reading3
ED 124Instructional Strategies: Mathematics/Science § 3
or MTH 211 Foundations of Elementary Math I
ED 131Applied Learning Theory3
ED 136Learning with Technology3
ED 217Classroom Management3
or ED 252 Behavior Management
ED 224Foundations of Education3
ED 251Overview of Exceptional Learners3
ED 263Portfolio Development §2
ED 270Practicum I3
ED 271Practicum II3
PSY 215Human Development4
Choose two of the following:6
ED 258
Multicultural Education: Principles
ED 259
Multicultural Education: Applications
ED 268
Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Choose two of the following:6
ED 269
Introduction to Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
ED 290
Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners
ED 291
Bilingual and ESL Strategies
Total Credits51

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