Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Paraprofessional Educator Certificate

This certificate program is specifically designed to refine your teaching skill sets as they relate to working with students in an educational setting and to enhance your opportunity for career advancement. This program of study is also appropriate for practicing paraprofessionals who would like to extend their knowledge while earning college credit. The Paraprofessional Educator Certificate is a continuing education and professional development program that prepares education paraprofessionals for entry into the ever-expanding field of education. All of the courses for this certificate must be taken at Charter Oak and all of them must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

Certificate Requirements

EDU 100: Introduction to Paraprofessional Training3 cr
EDU 101: Behavior Strategies for Paraprofessionals3 cr
EDU 102: Exceptional Learners for the Paraprofessional3 cr
EDU 103: Autistic Learner and Assistive Technology3 cr
EDU 104: The Paraprofessional Internship3 cr
Total15 cr

Student Learning Outcomes

Completion of the Paraprofessional Educator Certificate will:

  1. prepare the student for an entry-level position requiring practical skills and knowledge to work with persons with disabilities in a variety of educational settings;
  2. introduce the student to career opportunities in special education or other disability related fields; and
  3. provide preparation for transfer to a two- year or four-year institution to continue a course of study in special education.

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