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Introduction To Paraeducators

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This course is designed to examine the basic characteristics, evolution, and definition of paraeducators. Emphasis is placed on identifying terminology and roles and responsibilities, accessing curriculum resources, and aligning state and local content standards.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Defining a Paraeducator

    • Compare terminology and definitions used in the local school districts with national terminology and definitions.
    • Compare a paraeducator, a paraprofessional, and a teacher assistant.

    History of the Paraeducator

    • Explain how the government has influenced the use of paraeducators in the school system.
    • Describe the history of the role of paraeducators.

    Roles and Responsibilities of the Paraeducator

    • Identify the role and responsibilities of the paraeducator in supporting the school environment.
    • Identify the role and responsibilities of the paraeducator in supporting the students’ learning process.
    • Identify the role and responsibilities of the paraeducator in supporting individual student needs.

    Ethical and Legal Responsibilities

    • Explain the legal requirements of paraeducators.
    • Explain the ethical requirements of paraeducators.

    State and Local Content Standards

    • Identify the state and local content standards for the population you serve.
    • Determine strategies to implement state and local content standards.
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