Teacher Aide (AAS)

Muskegon Community College currently offers a program preparing paraprofessional workers to work in various grades/classrooms, latchkey programs, and child care centers. It is an opportunity for students to gain professional recognition for demonstrating competence in their profession. The Education Department is pleased to announce that students who complete two years of instruction can now receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS). Students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with a counselor. This curriculum is not designed as a transfer program.

Source: MCC 2015-16 Catalog

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 27 CR. HRS.
ED 101A 3
A 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 221 3
Teaching Students with Learning and
Behavior 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 13-15 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 216 3
Educating the Exceptional Child and Young Adult
ED 219 3
Science in the Elementary Classroom
ED 251 3
Health Needs of the Young Child
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