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The Paraprofessional certificate is designed to prepare individuals to take on the role of a paraprofessional, also known as a teacher's assistant, in a K-12 classroom. Students will take a variety of classes to introduce them to aspects of teaching and learning that will help them to be successful as a paraprofessional. Additional requirements must be met for Illinois licensure. This certificate requires 21 credits in the courses listed below.

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Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: EDUCA.CER.PARAP

EDUCA 1100Introduction to Education3
EDUCA 2201Education for Exceptional Children3
PSYCH 2220Educational Psychology3
or EDUCA 2220 Instructional Psychology
EDUCA 2230Diversity in K-12 Schools3
PSYCH 1100General Psychology3
EDUCA 1101School Procedure3
EDUCA 1150Technology Integration in K-12 Schools3
Total Credits21