NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
    Instructional Programs

Paraprofessional Specilization Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, MA  

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Purpose: The curriculum prepares prospective and practicing paraprofessionals (Assistant Teachers, Instructional Assistants, and Public Health Training Assistants) in the public school system to assist in classroom instruction. This specialization provides knowledge and skills for those paraprofessionals giving supportive instruction to school-age children.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CHD117Introduction to Reading Methods3
   CHD121Childhood Educational Dev. I3
   EDU100Introduction to Education1
   CHD216Early Childhood Programs, School,
   and Social Change3
   ENG111College Composition I3
   PSY235Child Psychology3
   CHD109Movement and Music 
   Education for Children 3
   CHD122Childhood Educational Dev. II 3
   CHD125Creative Activities for Children 3
   MTH151Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 3
   CHD146Math, Science, and Social Studies 
   for Children 3
   ENG112College Composition II 3

Total Credits/Semester1718

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   EDU225Audiovisual Materials and Computer Software3
   CHD230Behavior Management for School-Age Children3
   CHD210Intro. to Exceptional Children3
   HLT110Concepts/Pers. & Comm. Health3
   SOC215Sociology of the Family3
   CHD298Seminar and Project 3
   EDU160Tech./Observation in Early Ed. 3
   EDU155Parent Education 3
   HIS261Topics in Cultural Ethnicity 3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
   SPD229Intercultural Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1517

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Development Paraprofessional Specialization = 67.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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