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2021-2022 General Catalog (Under Revision)

Education Paraprofessional - Certificate of Completion


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

The Education Paraprofessional Certificate of Completion is intended to prepare individuals who have graduated from high school and who have been hired as paraprofessional in the public schools to improve their practice as a paraprofessional and to move toward teacher licensure if they so choose. Students are admitted to the program as a cohort and move through the program on a cohort basis. The schedule requires approximately 6-9 credits per semester to accommodate the paraprofessionals’ work schedules. The program is offered entirely on-line.

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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 33

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

3.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 33 Total USU Credits 33
General Education Requirements   19 Credits in American Institutions (BAI ) (Elective) 3
Note: The highest math course for this certificate is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL) 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing Requires HS Diploma & hiring as a paraprofessional in a participating school district
Students complete the program as a cohort from a participating school district Program is totally on-line.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

TEAL 1001: Professional Relationships   1     TEAL 1010: Introduction to Education    3    
TEAL 1002: Assessment for Paraprofessionals   1     SPED 1010: Disability and Society (BSS)   3    
TEAL 1003: Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals   1      Summer Term   Credits  General Education Info and Notes:
TEAL 1004: Safe Schools   1     MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    
TEAL 1005: Educator Self-Awareness   1     General Education Breadth Course 3 Choose from BAI , BCA , BHU , BLS , BPS  
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3          
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     General Education Breadth Course 3 See link for list of recommended courses.
General Education Breadth Course 3 Choose from BAI , BCA , BHU , BLS , BPS   General Education Breadth Course 3 Choose from BAI , BCA , BHU , BLS , BPS  
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Program Requirements

This program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 as well as a GPA of 3.0 in major requirements. Program requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis, unless the course is only taught pass/fail.

  • For more information about Elementary Education, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor (435-797-0391). Current students should also meet with an advisor (435-797-0391) and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Education Requirements


Courses required, within a dynamic credentialing program, to prepare paraprofessionals to move toward teacher licensure.

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