The Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals Preparation program consists of the general education core and elective courses which focus on early childhood development topics. The general education courses emphasize a breadth of understanding and not a set of skills, techniques or procedures associated with a specific profession, while the electives provide an introduction to the physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspects associated with the development of young children.
The program includes both educational theory and the practical application of learning. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) quality standards are addressed extensively in the Early Childhood Education concentration courses. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver appropriate programming for young children (birth through age 8) and their families.
The Associate of Science in General Studies with a concentration in Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals Preparation degree can be obtained online through four community colleges. Select a community college from the list below to find out more about the degree program. Upon completion, your degree will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school. There is no differentiation between earning your degree on-ground or online.