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Great school paraprofessionals have a gift — and a great education. If you want to work with children in a school, we’ll get you started.
Get your Paraprofessional degree at Kirtland Community College.
A paraprofessional — often referred to as an aide — is a special-education worker who is not licensed to teach, but performs many duties both individually with students and organizationally in the classroom.
The No Child Left Behind Act expanded the qualifications required to become a paraprofessional. Paraprofessionals work in support of the teacher, and a certified, enthusiastic, well-prepared paraprofessional can make an enormous difference in the efficiency of a classroom.
The paraprofessional program at Kirtland is tailored to those who want to focus primarily on courses that will provide direct benefit on the job. Most paraprofessionals who work in schools that receive Title I funds now are required to:
- complete an associate’s degree or two years of study at an institution of higher learning, and/or
- pass a formal assessment to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in reading, writing and math instruction
You probably wish you could share your gift in the classroom and begin teaching today. Kirtland will make sure you have a great education and are ready when today finally comes.
Related education degrees and certificates include:
Associate’s in Applied Science degrees
- Central Michigan University
- Spring Arbor University – Gaylord
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.
Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.
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