Course descriptions index


Educator: Para-Professional


EDPA F110 Introduction to Para-Professional Education

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

The roles and responsibilities of the para-professional educator, including requirements of confidentiality, school policies and procedures, and rights and responsibilities, of parents students and school staff. Recommended: ABUS F170; DEVS F104; ENGL F111X or above. (2+0)


EDPA F120 Classroom Management

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive course to observe and document a variety of strategies for effective classroom organization, management and communication. Students will discuss and reflect upon the relationship between classroom management and student learning and learn strategies for establishing a positive classroom environment. Recommended: ABUS F170; DEVS F104; ENGL F111X or above. (2+0)


EDPA F130 Differentiating Instruction

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Different modalities of learning and teaching strategies necessary for meeting individual learners' needs. Course may be repeated once for credit. Recommended: ABUS F170; DEVS F104; ENGL F111X or above. (2+0)


EDPA F140 Developing Children as Writers

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

How to assist teachers in assessing student writing skills and developing children as writers. Para-professionals will become skilled in linking writing to the culture and environment of the child. Course may be repeated twice for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: ABUS F170; DEVS F104; ENGL F111X or above. (1+0)


EDPA F150 Developing Children as Readers

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Developing skills necessary for assisting teachers in using best practices in teaching reading in the elementary classroom. Para-professionals will become skilled in linking reading to the culture and environment of the child. Course may be repeated twice for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. (1+0)


EDPA F160 Primary Math Methods

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Developing the skills necessary for assisting teachers in using best practices in teaching math in the primary classroom. Para-professionals will become skilled in linking mathematics to the culture and environment of the child. Course may be repeated twice for credit. (1+0)


EDPA F170 Upper Elementary Math Methods

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Developing the skills necessary for assisting teachers in using best practices in teaching math in the elementary classroom. Para-professionals will become skilled in linking mathematics to the culture and environment of the child. Course may be repeated three times for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. (1+0)


EDPA F190 Integrating Local Knowledge into the Curriculum

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Learn the prehistory, history and culture of the students' communities and regions, and strategies for integrating this knowledge into the school curriculum. Course may be repeated three times for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. (1+0)


EDPA F199 Practicum I

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Individualized work experience. The student will work as a para-professional in the classroom with a teacher or para-professional over a sustained period of at least three weeks. Course may be repeated once for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: EDPA F110. (1+0)


EDPA F210 Technology in the Classroom

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive introduction to various ways that technology can be utilized in the classroom. Students will be exposed to practical computer use such as exploring software, electronic grade books, lesson plans, graphics, digital photography, internet use and Internet safety. Course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: CIOS F100. (0.5+1)


EDPA F250 Current Topics for Educators

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Focus on in-service training     Offered through school districts to update and train para-professionals and teachers on the use of district curriculum, policies, procedures, etc. Course may be repeated three times for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. (1+0)


EDPA F299 Practicum II

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Individualized work experience. The student will work as a para-professional in the classroom with a teacher or a para-professional over a sustained period of at least three weeks. Course may be repeated once for credit. Graded Pass/Fail. Recommended: EDPA F110. (1+0)


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