Aug 17, 2022
Total Credits: 17
Major Number: 5606
CIP Code: 13.1501
The Paraeducation Certificate is a pre-professional program providing an essential core of education courses and field experiences to prepare to work under the supervision of teachers or other licensed professionals. Students are advised to take the ParaPro Assessment to become “highly qualified” under federal law (Title I schools) or pursue the associate degree in Education.
A MN Human Services Background Study will likely be required for education field experiences. Individuals who have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on their chances of employment in the field of Education. For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651-296-3802.
MnTC/General Education Requirements
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
Students completing the Paraeducation Certificate are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of approved practicums or field experiences. A MN Human Services Background Check may be required.
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 184.108.40.206
Individuals who have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on their chances of employment in the field they intend to study or on their chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This certificate is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively with students and staff in diverse field experiences
- Adapt instructional opportunities to meet individual student needs
- Develop a positive and safe learning environment
- Demonstrate cultural competence
- Demonstrate professionalism and ethical practices associated with the education field.
Program Contact Information
Christina Davis 651.747.4031 Room 3256 West
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.