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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Paraeducator Preparation Program

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Paraeducators, also known as paraprofessionals, associates, instructional or educational aids, work under the supervision of licensed teacher or other licensed personnel. Paraeducators provide assistance to students with and without disabilities and students with health, emotional, and behavioral needs. Paraeducators work in a variety of settings, both educational and non-educational, such as general education and special education classrooms, school buses, and lunchrooms. Paraeducators, under licensed personnel, provide educational support to children ranging from early childhood to high school.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester

Minimum Required Credits: 5

Campus: Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, and Webster City

Department: Social Sciences

CIP#: 13.15011000

Program Outcomes:

  1. Foundations in Supporting Students.
  2. Creating and Supporting a Safe and Positive Learning Environment for all.
  3. Assisting Students and Teachers with Content and Instruction.
  4. Supporting Students in Positive Emotional and Behavioral Development.
  5. Developing and Maintaining Professional Responsibilities with Team Members, Students, and their Families.
  6. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Practices.

Program of Study

Total Hours: 5

Certificate Total Hours: 5

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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