Educational Paraprofessional — Major S2117
This degree program in the field of education prepares paraprofessionals in a variety of areas, emphasizing working with children to enhance their learning development. Graduates will be able to assist classroom teachers in working with K-12 students, including students with special needs. This associate degree certifies that paraprofessionals are “highly qualified” according to current federal legislation.
Requirements for the Major
Required courses:
  • CHLD 1 Child, Family and Community 3.0 CSU,UC
  • CHLD 10 Child Growth and Development, 3.0 CSU,UC or
  • PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology 3.0 CSU,UC
  • CHLD 68 Children With Special Needs 3.0 CSU
  • EDUC 10 Introduction to Education 3.0 CSU,UC
  • EDUC 16 Aspects and Issues in Teaching 3.0 CSU, UC
  • ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 3.0 CSU,UC
  • MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5.0
Total Units 23.0
Recommended Electives:
  • CHLD 51 Early Literacy in Child Development
  • CHLD 64 Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children
  • LIT 40 Children’s Literature
  • PE 3 First Aid and CPR