Paraprofessional Educator - Early Childhood A.A.S.

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early_childhood.jpgThe Paraprofessional Educator - Early Childhood major prepares individuals to work with children in a variety of settings including daycare centers, preschool programs, home childcare, and schools. Students learn to plan activities that promote the physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development of children.

Please contact the program advisor, Allison Scherr, for additional information regarding these programs via email at: allison.m.scherr@dakotacollege.edu.

Careers:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Day Care Provider
  • Preschool Teacher

*Information taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum: The AAS program curriculum is listed below in the recommended sequence. Courses offered by DCB are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc.

Course #
Course Title SH Semester Campus
CARS 105 Job Search 1 Fall, Spring Summer DCB





CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





EC 210 Introduction to Early Childhood Education  3 Fall, Summer DCB





EC 211 Pre-Professional Experience 3 Spring DCB





EC 213 Language & Literacy in ECE 3 Fall DCB





EC 222 Administration & Leadership in ECE 3 Spring, Summer DCB





EC 233 Pre-K Methods & Materials 3 Spring DCB





EC 236 Soc/Emotional Dev. & Guidance 3 Fall, Spring DCB





EC 238 Home, School, & Community Relations 3 Spring DCB





EC 297 Co-op Ed: Paraprofessional Educator 3 Fall, Spring DCB





EDUC 101 Intro to Paraeducation 1 Fall, Spring DCB





ENGL 110 or COMM 110 College Composition I or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 100 Concepts of Wellness & Fitness 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organization 3 Fall, Spring DCB





PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3 Fall, Spring DCB





SPED 101 Intro to Developmental Disabilities 3 Fall, Summer DCB





SPED 110 Intro to Exceptional Children 3 Fall, Spring DCB





Elective Arts/Humanities Elective 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Elective ACCT/BADM/BOTE/CSCI Elective 3   DCB





Elective ACCT/BADM/BOTE/CSCI Elective 3   DCB





Lab Science Elective BIOL 115 or BIOL 124 4 Fall, Spring DCB





Math Elective BOTE 108 or MATH 103 3-4 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB






Be Advised

Allison Scherr

Education Program Manager

allison.m.scherr@dakotacollege.edu

701-228-5434

"THE STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO HAS TO BE MY FAVORITE BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND PROFESSORS THAT ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU ANYTIME."

Mitchell