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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 Catalog

Education Paraprofessional, A.A.S.


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(Code 1511)

This program prepares students to be qualified educational paraprofessionals in Title I schools and other school districts complying with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Education Paraprofessional program offers students a solid foundation in general education courses as well as education-related courses. Numerous elective courses are available to tailor the program to each student’s specific interests. Students with a criminal record should consult with the Michigan Department of Education to verify that they are eligible to work in this field. Students are encouraged to meet with an MCC counselor prior to starting this program for help with the verification process.

Upon completion of this program [CIP: 13.1501], graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of certified/licensed staff and paraprofessionals.
  • practice ethical and professional standards of conduct, including requirements of confidentiality.
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate with colleagues, follow instructions, and use problem solving and other skills that will enable the paraprofessional to work as an effective member of the instructional team.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the legal issues related to the education of children and youth with disabilities and their families.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the elements of effective instruction to assist teaching and learning as developed by the certified, licensed staff.
  • demonstrate the ability to assist children and youth.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.

General Education Requirements


Written Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Written Communication, choose one:

Oral Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Oral Communication, choose one:

Laboratory Sciences


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Application of Scientific Methodologies, choose one:

Mathematics


The following courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Basic Computational Methods and Mathematical Concepts and Applications, both required:

Social Sciences


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Local, National, and Global Citizenship, two required:

Take POLI 240  or POLI 110   (POLI 110 does not meet Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements)

AND

Suggested Electives:


MATH 102 , MATH 159 , MATH 180 , MATH 190 , MATH 250  or MATH 251  

ARTS 225 , COMM 125 , COMM 126 CRIM 230 , ENGL 236 , GNST 110 , GNST 120 , MUSI 110 , PHED 110 , SOCI 111 , SOCI 230 , ECDV 110 , or ECDV 120 .

Note:


Minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) required for all associate degree programs.

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