A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment as an educational paraprofessional or paraeducator in schools from the pre-kindergarten through high school level. Paraeducators work with children in preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Paraeducators can also work with children with special needs.
Most job opportunities in this field coincide with the public school system with regard to workdays, holidays, and summers.
Graduates Work As: . Paraeducators, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, instructional assistants, educational assistants, autism behavior technicians, specialized aides in reading, math, computers, or special education.
Typical Activities Include: . Preparing classroom materials, using computers, supervising classroom and playground activities, giving tests, monitoring students, reading and telling stories, assisting with small and large group activities, managing student behavior, supporting individual needs of all students, following teacher lesson plans, and supporting individual personal hygiene needs.