Education Paraprofessional Program
The Education Paraprofessional program is designed to provide students with the experiences and knowledge necessary to function as an integral part of the instructional team. Students will work under the supervision of licensed teachers in applying effective instructional and assessment strategies, as well as effective classroom management techniques. Learning experiences include didactic and laboratory activities as well as field practicum activities under the supervision of a licensed teacher.
The Education Paraprofessional graduate will be eligible to apply for an Education Paraprofessional Associate License as required by the State of Ohio. Graduates also meet the “highly qualified” criteria presented in No Child Left Behind.
Employment opportunities for education paraprofessionals may be found in primary and secondary education settings, pre-school classrooms, special education programs, and educational support roles.
Students interested in the program must be admitted to the College before admission to the program. A copy of the Education Paraprofessional Student Handbook, which includes the requirements for conditional and formal acceptance to the program as well as the eligibility criteria for the comprehensive field experience, may be obtained from the Education Programs Department Chair. Criteria for conditional acceptance are based on Ohio Revised Code and regulations promulgated from the code.