An education paraprofessional is trained to work in public and private schools to provide instructional support to individuals and small groups of students. In addition, they assist teachers with modifications and accommodations for students; implement behavior plans; monitor students within a variety of educational settings; and provide personal care assistance to students.
What others have to say:
“The Paraprofessional Education Program (and program coordinator) at Wayne College is EXCELLENT. The program provided me with all the skills and educational experience necessary to work as an effective Paraprofessional educator, communicator, and collaborator with other educators and parents. I Love being a Paraprofessional and being part of an education team, helping school administrators, and supporting students academically. It's also nice to know that I will always have the opportunity to continue my education with the University of Akron.”
“There is a need for this paraprofessional education program. I have worked with several aides that have asked for other jobs because they weren’t sure what they were expected to do or what their place was in the classroom when serving students with disabilities.”
Dean of Students,
“The scope and complexity of tasks assumed by today’s teachers warrant the support of well-trained paraprofessionals. Individualized instruction for learning and assessment is essential for student success and paraeducators are often needed especially with the presence of students who are educationally challenged and physically handicapped in most classrooms.”
Director of Business Operations and Programs,
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