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2014-2015 Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paraprofessional Education, A.A.A.S.


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(Code 420)

GRCC Program:


Contact: Child Development & Education Department (616) 234-3380

This program is designed to prepare students to work as paraprofessionals in K-8 classrooms and K-12 Special Needs classrooms. It is designed to satisfy federal requirements for Title I programs. Courses are designed to build knowledge and skills related to human growth and development, the field of teaching, characteristics of learners, special education, instructional content and practice, the teaching and learning environment, behavior management, communication, diversity of families, health, safety and emergency procedures, and professionalism and ethical standards. The majority of courses will also transfer into elementary teacher certification programs at four-year universities. Students should work closely with their advisor throughout the program to ensure transferability. Students working in Pre-K programs can either complete the Child Development program (Code 120) or follow this program.

Students wishing to complete MTA should be sure to meet the communications, humanities, social science and natural sciences requirements, in addition to the program requirements below.

CD 118  counts toward the MTA social science requirement for students in the Paraprofessional Education (420) program.

The following scheme is presented as a guide only. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met:

First Year


Second Year


Total Credits 64


* Students possessing current Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification or American Heart Association First Aid with CPR & AED can submit proof to the Child Development and Education Office to meet this requirement.

 

Course Notes:


CD 118 ,

  , CD 210 ,  , and CD 230 

Note: Students enrolled in Child Development Lab classes (CD 118 ,

  , CD 210 ,  , and CD 230 ) must undergo a Criminal Background Check and a Department of Human Services Central Registry Check. Being convicted of ANY FELONY, any of the listed offenses as defined by MCL 28.722 (Sex Offenders Registration Act; Act 295 of 1994), or being listed on the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry will result in refusal of lab placement and removal from the course. Complete policy information is provided on the GRCC Website.

 

CD 260 

Note: Students enrolled in CD 260  are required to participate in tutoring through the Schools of Hope Program through Grand Rapids Public Schools and must undergo a Criminal Background Check and a Department of Human Services Central Registry Check. Being convicted of ANY FELONY, any of the listed offenses as defined by MCL 28.722 (Sex Offenders Registration Act; Act 295 of 1994), or being listed on the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry will result in refusal of tutoring placement and removal from the course. Complete policy information is provided on the GRCC Website.

Correction


Total Program Credits changed from 63/64 to 64 (corrected 10/1/2014)

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