Instructional Assistant, Special Education (AAS)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS.
BCOM 101 3
Business and Technical Communications
BCOM 102 3
Advanced Bus and Tech Communications
Choose One (1) Course From: 3-4
BUS 126 Business Math
MATH 105 Math for Elementary Teachers
Choose One (1) Course From: 3
BUS 127 Human Relations
COM 101 Oral Communications
Choose One (1) Course From: 3
CIS 110 Computer Concepts
CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems
Choose One (1) Course From: 3-4
GEOG 104 Cultural Geography
PHIL 205 Business Ethics
PSCI 111 Intro to American Government
PSCI 211 Comparative Governments
PSYC 102 Applied Psychology
PSYC 201 General Psychology
PEA/DNC 2
One credit hour from: PEA 101A, PEA 103,
PEA 104A, PEA 118 or PEA 201 and
one PEA/DNC credit hour of choice
CAREER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 30 CR. HRS.
ED 101A 3
Introduction to Education
ED 109 3
The Parent-Child Connection
ED 202 3
Teaching of Reading in the
Elementary School
ED 211 3
Behavior Management
ED 216 3
Educating the Exceptional Child and
Young Adult
ED 221 3
Teaching Students with Learning and Behavioral Problems
ED 230 3
Children’s Literature
ED 272 3
Education Practicum
PSYC 202 3
Educational Psychology
Choose One (1) Course From: 3
ED 225 Child Development
 ED 250 Human Growth and Learning
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES 10-12 CR. HRS.
ART 211 3
Art Education Workshop
CSS 100A 2
College Success Seminar
ED 106 2
Introduction to Outdoor Education
ED 118 3
Creative Curriculum for Children
ED 207 3
Principles of Elementary Education
ED 219 3
Science in the Elementary Classroom
ED 220A 3
Early Childhood Assessment
ED 226 3
Interdisciplinary Approaches
to Early Interventions
ED 251 3
Health Needs of the Young Child
HE 100A 2
Community First Aid ANd Safety
MATH 100A (Formerly MATH 050) 4
Intermediate Algebra
MU 192 4
Music for the Classroom Teacher
SOC 101 3
Principles of Sociology
TH 108 3
Theater for Children
Total 62

Individualized Educational Planning Committee (IEPC) programs are:
*Moderate cognitive impairments (CIMo)
*Severe cognitive impairments (CIS)
*Severe multiple impairments (SXI)
*Autistic Impairment (AI)
*88 hours each
The CIS and SXI programs operate year-round, while CIMo and AI are on a regular year calendar.

Past work experience and former academic coursework may be considered when programs are planned. More than one certificate may be obtained through individually designed programs. A certificate may be obtained as entry into the workforce, or the student may continue with the Associate in Science and Arts Degree or Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Please contact the Education Department office (231) 777-0277 for more information concerning these certificate programs, and the Early Childhood Education sequence leading to the ASA degree or the AAS degree.

Entry into any certificate program includes:

  • Completion of an MCC application for admission
  • Completion of a professional certificate program application
  • MCC assessments in English, reading, and mathematics
  • Interview with the Education Coordinator

In order to earn an Education Certificate, a student must maintain at least a C (2.0) grade in every course and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA prior to enrolling for an independent study course.

NOTE: 25 fieldwork hours for every 3-credit hour of course work is required for all students. To avoid updating coursework, all courses in a certificate must be completed within five years.

Source: MCC 2015-16 Catalog