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2004-2005
Paraprofessional Educator
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum code 1470
General Information


Required Courses
(62 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
___-___

1

Elective (COL-101—College: Changes, Challenges, Choices-if required)   
COM-101

3

Composition I   
EDU-102

3

Introduction for Paraprofessional Educator   
EDU-104

3

Principles of Reading   
___-___

3

Elective (EDU-105—Classroom Management recommended)   
PSY-104 3 Life-Span Developmental Psychology   
Total: 16

Second Semester
16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
COM-103 3 Speech Fundamentals   

EDU-100

3

Introduction to Education   
EDU-103 1 Observation/Clinical Experience   
EDU-110

3

Technology for Educators   
EDU-111

3

Students with Disabilities in School   

MTH-102

or

MTH-121

Mathematics for Paraprofessionals 

                                                        Math for Teachers I

  

Total: 16

Third Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

EDU/
LIT-205

3

Literature for Children/Young Adults   
PSY-101 3 Introduction to Psychology   
___-___ 4 Physical and Life Sciences

Choose from: BIO, CHM, EAS, GEL, NAT, PHS, PHY

  
___-___ 3 Humanities/Fine Arts

Choose from: ART, FRE, GER, HUM, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, THE

Students need one diversity course. Students can choose one course from either Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Sciences.  
___-___ 2 Elective: Select two hours of electives from electives list.   
Total: 15

Fourth Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

___-___

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Choose from: ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, PSC, PSY, SOC, SSC

Students need one diversity course. Students can choose one course from either Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Sciences.  
PSY-215 3 Educational Psychology   
___-___ 3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.   
___-___ 3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.   
___-___ 3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.   
Total: 15

Electives
Select fifteen elective credits from the following table to be included in the above course sequencing for this program.
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
COL-101

1

College: Changes, Challenges, Choices (if required)   

EDU-105

3

Classroom Management   
COM-102 3 Composition II   
___-___ 4 Physical and Life Sciences

Choose from: BIO, CHM, EAS, GEL, NAT, PHS, PHY

  
MTH-122 3 Math for Teachers II   

EDU-233

3

Paraprofessional Educator Internship   

EDU-237

1

Paraprofessional Educator Seminar   

CCA-105

or

PEH-171

3

Health, Safety and Nutrition-Young Child

A Healthy Lifestyle and You

  

CCA-101

3

Introduction to Early Childhood Education   
ART-110 3 Art Appreciation   
MUS-107 3 Music Appreciation   
CCA-106 3 Creative Activities   
FRE, GER, JPN, SPA 4-8 Foreign Languages   
SOC-102 3 Marriage and the Family   
PSY-205 3 Abnormal Psychology   
PEH-181 2 Fundamentals of Rhythmical Movement   
CRJ-107 3 Juvenile Delinquency and Procedures   
ADC-205 3 Substance Abuse   
IMS-100 1 Personal Computer Basics   

Graduation Requirements
Official high school transcript with date of graduation or a GED certificate; minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific degree; minimum of 15 semester hours completed at Moraine Valley; constitution requirement; COL-101 requirement; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising
Program Coordinator
Margaret Lehner
Office: L287
(708) 974-5266
lehnerm@morainevalley.edu

  

Department Chair
Doug Gehrke
Office: L284
(708) 974-5345
gehrke@morainevalley.edu

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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