SLCC General Catalog

Paraeducation AS

Associate Of Science
63 credits minimum

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Paraeducation courses are taught by a combination of faculty members from the departments of Education, Family & Human Studies and qualified adjunct instructors familiar with the education of students at risk.

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students to work as paraeducators in public school districts under the direction of certified classroom educators. Paraeducators who have taken the courses listed below assist classroom teachers by providing instructional support to students receiving specialized services (Title I and/or special education) in K-12 classrooms. Students desiring to transfer some of the courses to a four-year degree should plan carefully and consult with an academic advisor.

This program qualifies for requirements of the Federal “No Child Left Behind” Act.

Transfer/Articulation Information

For students enrolled in the associate degree program, special arrangements have been made with Utah State University to allow students to transfer the PED core courses as an emphasis area in either elementary or special education.  Students planning on transferring to Utah State University (or other higher education institutions) should consult with an academic advisor to determine appropriate General Education and elective course work.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends on the receiving institution’s requirements for that major.  Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA.  See and academic advisor at both SLCC and the intended transfer institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students

Estimated cost of books per semester $350.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is two semesters.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge, skills, and experience to work effectively with children based on industry standards.
  • Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline.
  • Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to education.
  • Explain theories, concepts and principles connected to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children.
  • Evaluate and prepare curriculum and program activities consistent with current research on learning theory and models.
  • Incorporates core knowledge content in a classroom setting.
  • Working knowledge of State of Utah Core Curriculum.

Substantive Knowledge

  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education.
  • Maintain appropriate state and Federally required documentation.
  • Demonstrates effective nonverbal communication techniques with children.

Communicate Effectively

  • Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with children in a classroom setting.

Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Construct a personal philosophy of education.
  • Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

Think Critically

  • Successfully complete service learning and laboratory experiences in predetermined learning environments. Dialogue with seasoned professionals in the field to enhance theoretical perspectives.
  • Demonstrates appropriate social and interpersonal relationship skills in a variety of professional contexts.

Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1040

 Intro Statistics

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade of better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  Once of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 


Required Courses

Program Required Courses: (19 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FHS 1500

Human Development

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

PSY 1100

Lifespan Human Dev (SS)

3

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDU 2010

Intro to Special Ed

3

A

 

PED 1010

Intro Paraeducation

3

F, Sp

 

PED 1700

Collaboration in Classroom

3

F

PED 1010

PED 2150

Exp. W/Stud Rsk

3

Sp

PED 1010

PED 2160

Practicum Int Ex

1

Sp

Coreq: PED 2150

SOC 2630

Race/Ethnic Rel

3

F, Sp

SOC 1010


Elective Courses: (10 Credits)
Students should select electives based on personal interest as well as the requirements for elementary education or special education at the institution to which they intend to transfer.  Student should consult with an academic advisor to determine appropriate elective courses.

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

EDU 1010

Orient to Elem Educ

3

A

 

FHS 2400

Marriage Family Rel (ID)

3

A

 

FHS 2610

Child Guidance

3

F, Sp

Coreq: FHS 0010

FHS 2570

Growth Dev: 6 – 12

3

Sp

 

FHS 2640

Home School Family Comm

3

F, Sp

 

LANG ____

(Any Language)

5

A

 

LE 1240

Tutor Certification

1

A

 

MATH 2010

Math Elem Teach I

3

F

Within last year, MATH 1050 w/C grade or better

MATH 2020

Math Elem Teach II

3

Sp

Within last year, MATH 2010 w/C grade or better

PED 2100

Health Needs in Classroom

3

Sp

PED 1010

PED 2990

Special Studies Paraeduc

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 

Sample Schedule

1st Fall Semester

1st Spring Semester

2nd Fall Semester

2nd Spring Semester

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 2010 3 PED 1700 3 EDU 2010 3
AI 3 PED 1010 3 SOC 2630 3 PED 2150 3
Distribution (3) 9 Elective 3 Elective 4 Elective
3
Math1040/1050 3-4 Distribution (2) 6 PED 2160 1
    LW 1 Distribution 3
    FHS 1500 3     Student Choice 3

OR

    PSY 1100 3    

Total

15

Total

16-17

Total

16

Total

16


Advising Notes

MATH 1050 is needed for Elementary Education at Utah State University, Weber State University and University of Utah.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description to determine if prerequisites are required. Prerequisites must be satisfied before a class may be taken.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability, EDNET availability and other modifications to the semester class schedule.

Department Info

Education, Family & Human Studies and Social Work Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Eccles ECD Lab School

General Information
801-957-4073

Education Information
801-957-5035

Academic Advisor
Technology Building TB 315
801-957-4294

Department Chair
Dale Smith

Program Faculty

Associate Professor
Lois Oestreich

Instructor
Kit Giddings