Jesus (Frank) Malaret, Dean
Family and Consumer Science Department- Program
Program Contact: Amy Strimling
Counseling Liaison: Jonathan Harvey
Upon completion of program, students are prepared for work in K-12 and related educational institutions at the paraprofessional level under the supervision of those with professional degrees. Students with the A.A. degree will be compensated at a higher level than those with a certificate due to increased breadth and depth of the program. It is anticipated that future developments in the field of education will contain many openings at the paraprofessional level. Students proposing entry into this program should consult with counselors and Early Childhood Education instructors before pursuing it.
Students will be qualified to apply for an Instructional Aide job in K-12 public schools.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- apply for an instructional aide job in K-12 public school.
- integrate child development fundamentals and basic educational practices into lesson planning when working with children.