Para Professional


The Educator: Para-Professional (EDPA) is designed to prepare students to work in classrooms assisting the classroom teacher. This program prepares students for employment as a paraprofessional educator and will improve the skills of those currently employed in various educational settings.

General Interest Area:

Working with children, assisting others, daily variety, dependable schedule.

High School Background:

High School Diploma or GED

Plan of Study:

The certificate provides students with fundamental knowledge of how a school system works as well as hands-on training in content, methodology, class room management and student assessment. The curriculum leads into the educator: para-professional Associate of Applied Science degree.

How to get Involved:

Contact the Program Head, Larry Hausmann at 1-888-656-2130 or the Program Advisor, Mike Baumgartner at 1-800-478-3074.

Career and Graduate Possibilites:

Graduates of the A.A.S. degree program may pursue many opportunities with school districts and local education agencies. The program meets mandates established by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 for teacher aides as well as the competencies developed by the state of Alaska .

Related Websites:

UAF Catalog Description

Educator: Para-Professional degree worksheet

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