Upon successful completion of the Paraprofessional Preparation certificate, the student demonstrates the knowledge, training, and skills of a paraprofessional in a private or public K-8 school in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Skills demonstrated and practiced by a student include developmentally appropriate lesson planning and implementation for K-8 grade within all academic areas; utilization of positive guidance techniques; planning effective tutoring sessions within math and reading; utilization of effective techniques to reach students with English as a second language; and applying child development theory to all facets of practice with K-8 grade students.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate their understanding of fundamental reading, writing, mathematical skills.
Apply child development theory and principles in working with students.
Plan and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate support curriculum for students in all academic areas.
Apply positive guidance techniques in guiding students’ behavior.
Demonstrate the ability to successfully pass the required Paraprofessional Exam required for licensing within the state of California for individuals wanting to be a paraprofessional within the public K-12 educational system without having at least an Associate Degree.