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Teacher's Aide with ParaPro Prep

Schools need paraprofessionals! This course will prepare you for the ETS ParaPro Assessment exam, so you can work as a teacher's aide. You'll learn how these paraprofessional educators assist with classroom instruction and build a foundation in educational principles like classroom management. Most importantly, you'll develop strategies to support students of different learning abilities in reading, writing, and math.

6 Months / 130 Course Hrs
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Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Northwest State Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Teacher's Aide with ParaPro Prep

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2021

What You Will Learn
  • What paraprofessional educators do and how they work in the education system
  • Roles and responsibilities of a teacher's aide in various settings
  • Benchmarks of development for children and adolescents
  • Classroom management strategies, instructional control, and positive behavior supports
  • Characteristics and intervention strategies for students with various disabilities
  • ParaPro Assessment exam preparation strategies
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 130 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Pass the Para Pro Praxis assessment and enhance your professional profile
  • Develop a career roadmap for becoming a teacher's aide
  • Train under an experienced mentor educator

Outline

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Details
  1. Teacher's Aide Foundations
  2. Child and Adolescent Development
  3. Communication and Classroom Management
  4. Supporting Students in the General Education Setting
  5. Students with Exceptionalities
  6. Midterm Exam
  7. Supporting the Reading Process
  8. Supporting the Writing Process
  9. Supporting Mathematics
  10. Preparing for the ETS ParaPro Assessment
  11. Career Roadmap: The Job Search and Future Opportunities (Optional Lesson)
  12. Portfolio Final Project: Instructions and Submission
  13. Final Exam

Instructors & Support

Kt (Katie) Paxton

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego. Furthermore, Kt has trained and placed tutors with at-risk students in over 100 schools in addition to working with the students herself.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this program are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach, Third Edition, by Richard M. Gargiulo and Debbie Metcalf
  • Methods and Strategies for Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities: A Case-Based Approach, Second edition, by Joseph Boyle and David Scanlon
  • Praxis ParaProfessional Study Guide

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the ParaPro Interactive Practice Test to help prepare for the exam.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course prepares for the ETS ParaPro Assessment.

What does a teacher's aide do?

Teacher's aides, also known as a teaching assistant, are paraprofessional educators that assist a teacher with various duties inside and outside the classroom. These duties may include supervision and care for students, along with providing students with lesson reinforcement and guidance in student studies. Teacher's aide typically monitors behavior, manage paperwork and perform recordkeeping duties.

Do I need a certificate to be a teacher's aide?

Requirements for working as a teacher's aide varies by state. Some states require additional training, some college credits or a paraprofessional certificate.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through. You will also be prepared to sit for the ETS ParaPro Assessment.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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