EDU 170 Issues for Paraprofessional in Education

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed as a development step in the preparation for the paraprofessional in the field of education. It is a required course in compliance with the requirements designated by the ECS Special Report 2002, National Education Association, No Child Left Behind Act: NEA Government Relations March 2002 PUBLIC LAW 107-110. There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is designed to assist paraprofessionals in becoming significant instructional team members with classroom teachers. Over the course of the semester, the student will focus on understanding his/ her role as a paraprofessional in the field of education. The student will be required to recognize, critically analyze, evaluate, and manage topics pertaining to the responsibilities of the paraprofessional in education. This course will guide students in examining strategies and introduce principles addressed in and about contemporary education environments that will enable the individual to incorporate the 10 standards of competency. A paraprofessional is "an individual who is employed in a preschool, elementary school or secondary school under the supervision of a certified or licensed teacher, including individuals employed in language instruction educational programs, special education or migrant education." (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

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Last Updated: 03/30/2015