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Paraprofessional In Education Certificate

Paraprofessional in Education: Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)

The Paraprofessional in Education Certificate of Applied Science is designed to give students the skills to serve in a support capacity within the education system. Paraprofessionals provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Assess children’s growth and development
  • Plan and implement children’s routines within the classroom
  • Plan and organize a learning environment within the classroom
  • Identify and implement positive discipline strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting
  • Plan developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children
  • Identify and work with children with special needs within a classroom setting
  • Demonstrate appropriate responses to nurture and develop positive self-esteem
  • Communicate with parents and families
  • Maintain records according to state and federal guidelines

Program Implementation: Part-time evening: 30 Semester Hours

Recommended Course Sequence: Paraprofessional in Education Certificate of Applied Science 

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Elementary Education - Shepherd Partnership: Eastern WV Community and Technical College and Shepherd University have established an agreement to facilitate the academic progression of eligible students at the baccalaureate level, following the attainment of their associate’s degree at Eastern.