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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Teacher Paraprofessional

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 1039  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

Teacher Paraprofessionals work under the direction of a classroom teacher in settings ranging from early childhood through elementary, middle school and high school.  This program meets federal requirements for teacher parapros.  Students may select from three specialties:  Early Childhood, Elementary or Special Education.

 

Some of the duties of the teacher parapro include working with small groups of children on their reading, math and writing development, collecting and recording data on student performance, using technology for instructional purposes, and carrying out the instructional objectives of the classroom teacher.  In addition, the teacher parapro must be able to communicate effectively with parents, students and teachers, implement behavior management techniques, and recognize a range of special needs.

 

The Early Childhood specialty focuses on children 0-5 years while the Elementary specialty focuses on ages 6-12 years, and the Special Education specialty includes working with those with disabilities 3 years through young adult.  This program can also be a first step toward teacher certification.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Liberal Studies Office of Instruction, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 111, telephone number (517) 483-1015.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  17 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

CHDV 186

Child Self-Esteem/Positive Discipline

1

EDUC 204

Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 220

Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 226

Reading in Elementary School

3

EDUC 230

Introduction to Special Education

3

ENGL 208

Children's Literature

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)

TOTAL:  43 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

12-15 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area

3

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area

3-4

 

Mathematics Core Area (See Note 2)

3-4

 

Science Core Area (See Note 3)

0

 

Writing Core Area

3-4

 

CHOICE 2:  Specialization (Choose one subchoice)

16-18 Credits

Subchoice 2A:  Early Childhood

 

CHDV 101

Child Growth/Development: 0-5 years

4

CHDV 111

Child Guidance/Communication

4

CHDV 220

Preschool Curriculum/Learning Environment (See Note 4)

4

ISCI 121

Integrated Science for Education I

4

 

Subchoice 2B:  Elementary Education

 

ARTS 240

Art for Elementary Teachers

3

EDUC 201

Teacher Education Practicum

2

GEOG 200

World Regional Geography

4

ISCI 121

Integrated Science for Education I

4

MUSC 200

Music Fund for Elementary Teachers

3

 

Subchoice 2C:  Special Education

BIOL 145

Introductory Anat & Physiology

4

CHDV 188

Caring/Children/Special Needs

2

EDUC 201

Teacher Education Practicum

2

PFKN 260

Growth and Motor Behavior

3

PSYC 200

Introduction to Psychology

4

SIGN 160

Orientation to Deafness

3

 

CHOICE 3:  Elective Courses

15-18 Credits

Select from other subchoices and the following list. (See Note 5)

 

BIOL 229

Nature Study for Educators

4

CHDV 123

Curriculum: Early Literacy

1

CHDV 124

Curriculum: Early Math Development

1

CHDV 181

Adult Communication/Child Care

1

CHDV 184

Children and Stress

1

CPSC 120

Introduction to Computers

3

EMSA 100

First Aid and CPR

2

ENGL 122

Writing: Literature and Ideas

4

HIST 211

U.S. History to 1877

4

HIST 212

U.S. History 1877 to Present

4

HUMS 215

American Civilization

4

HUMS 225

Great Lakes Native American: Hist & Trad

4

HUSE 110

Intro/Child Abuse and Neglect

3

ISCI 122

Integrated Science for Education II

4

MATH 201

Math for Elementary Teachers I

4

MATH 202

Math for Elementary Teachers II

4

PFHW 163

Healthy Lifestyles

2

POLS 120

American Political System

4

PSYC 205

Human Growth and Development

3

PSYC 221

Child Psychology

3

SIGN 161

American Sign Language I

3

SOCL 120

Introduction to Sociology

4

SPAN 121

Elementary Spanish I

4

WRIT 122

Composition II

4

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

60

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution should select courses that satisfy the MACRO Transfer Agreement (see ?Transfer Information?).  Students should also consult Transfer Guides for specific four-year institutions (available from advisors).

2.

MATH 201 is recommended.  An alternative recommendation for non-transfer students is MATH 118 or MATH 119.

3.

Students completing Specialization requirements in CHOICE 2 have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

4.

Students wishing to work with children under three years of age may substitute CHDV 221; students wishing to work in before and after school programs may substitute CHDV 112 and CHDV 222.

5.

A maximum of six elective credits may be selected, if needed, from MATH 107, READ 116, SDEV 124, SDEV 135 or WRIT 117.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

I

II

III

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EDUC 204

CHDV 186

ENGL 208

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EDUC 220

EDUC 226

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Lim.Ch.

Lim.Ch.

EDUC 230

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