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Catalog 2017-18

Education / Special Education

Special Needs Para Educator AAS Degree


Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00021

Working as a Para Educator requires persons to be supportive and nurturing while taking a strength-based perspective to match the strengths of each person with special needs. This curriculum contains theoretical and practical experiences designed to prepare students to work in public school special education classrooms, inclusive classrooms and resource rooms, institutional settings, sheltered workshops, job coaching programs, group homes, or supported-living programs. Students learn to work effectively as members of professional educational and community based teams that support persons with disabilities.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

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