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Paraeducation - K-12 A.A.S.

The Paraeducation major prepares students for employment as teacher aides in elementary and secondary schools. Paraeducators provide instructional support such as one-to-one and small group tutoring, assistance with classroom management and instruction, help with clerical tasks, assistance in a computer lab or library media center, and facilitation of parent involvement activities.  Paraeducators may monitor and support special education students in resource rooms, mainstream classrooms, and in daily living settings based on goals in individualized education plans.


Program graduates are “highly qualified” paraprofessionals under the ND Department of Public Instruction requirements and are eligible to apply for the ND Paraprofessional Certificate of Completion credential.

Paraeducation

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Curriculum: The program curriculum is listed below. Courses offered by Dakota College at Bottineau are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc.


Preparatory Courses
The following Academic Skills Courses can be waived through eligible scores on a placement exam (ACT, Accuplacer, Compass) or if you have already successfully completed an equivalent or higher-level course. 
 
Course # Course Title SH Semester Campus
*ASC 087 College Writing Preparation 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

*ASC 091 Algebra Prep I 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

*ASC 092 Algegra Prep II 2 Fall, Spring DCB

*ASC 093 Algebra Prep III 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB
 
 

 
Curriculum: The program curriculum is listed below in the recommended sequence for taking the classes. Courses offered by Dakota College at Bottineau are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc. A minimum of 61 credits are required for graduation.
 
Course # Course Title SH Semester Campus
EDUC 102 Interpersonal Skills Development 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

EDUC 101 Introduction to Paraeducation 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

ENGL 110 College Composition I 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

HPER 100 Concepts of Wellness & Fitness 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

EC 236 Social/Emotional Development & Guidance 3 Fall, Spring DCB

SPED 101 Intro to Dev. Disabilities 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3 Fall, Spring DCB

MATH 103 MATH 103 College Algebra 4 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

Lab Science Elective GEOL 105 Physical Geology
BIOL 124 Environmental Science
CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry

 
4 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

EDUC 260 Educational Psychology 3 Spring, Summer DCB

MATH 277 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 3 Spring DCB

HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

ENGL 238 Children's Literature 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

EDUC 250 Introduction to Education 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

EDUC 298 Introduction to Education Practicum 1 Fall, Spring DCB

CARS 105 Job Search 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

ART/HUM Elective ART 110 Introduction to Visual Art or other elective approved by advisor 3 Fall, Spring DCB

SPED 110 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3 Spring, Summer DCB

EDUC 220 Classroom Management 3 Fall, Summer DCB

Lab Science Elective GEOL 105 Physical Geology
BIOL 124 Environmental Science
CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry

 
4 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB

EDUC 297 Cooperative Education (in a K-12 school) 1-2 Fall, Spring DCB

MATH 278 (elective) Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 2 Fall DCB

*Waived by scoring high enough on ACT.
**Contact your advisor  to see which classes will work for these electives.
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melissa.k.fulsebakke@dakotacollege.edu

701-228-5668

 

 

 

 
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