The paraprofessional education degree program prepares individuals for instructional teacher assistant positions in pre-K to grade 12 settings. The program was developed to meet the Ohio Department of Education standards for the Paraprofessional Associate License. This license meets the “No Child Left Behind” guidelines for “highly qualified” paraprofessionals. The curriculum integrates classroom and field experiences to provide the student with the opportunity to apply skills and techniques with multiple age groups.
A student who wishes to be recommended for the Paraprofessional Associate License must meet the criteria of the program as stated in the student handbook. Students must also show completion of standard First Aid training, community CPR, common childhood illness recognition and child abuse and neglect training through additional college courses or approved community providers to be eligible for licensure.