Sep 22, 2021  
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Para-Professional Educator Certificate

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This certificate is designed for students who want to work with children, levels 4K-12th grades. According to the No Child Left Behind Law (Title I), Para-Professional Educators are required to have at least 48 academic degree credits in higher education in order to be employed by school districts. This 48-credit certificate combines 500 hours of hands-on practicum experiences in the schools while also completing coursework covering theories of child development, diversity in the classroom, classroom management and teaching strategies. Students completing this certificate have been successfully employed in public schools as teacher’s aides, special education assistants, after-school group leaders, day camp crew leaders, and assistant coaches. Students completing this certificate are eligible to receive a Special Education Program Aide License #883 issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires 48 credits. 

Required Courses

Courses marked with an * are recommended; however, Education courses can be substituted depending on the individual career goals of the student.

Foundations in the Field (13 credits)

Foundations in Education (5 credits)

Education Electives (at least 22 credits)

  • Any ED prefix courses (to be selected with Cutting Edge Staff)

General Education Electives (5 credits)

  • Any General Education courses, including COR I courses

Edgewood College Mission & Vision (3 credits)

Select one COR 2 course:

Additional Cutting-Edge Requirements

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