Instructional Assistant, Special Education (AAS)

This degree is intended to prepare students to work as a paraprofessional or instructional assistant directly in a special needs environment. A paraprofessional will work directly under a certified teacher in a Pre-K to 12th grade classroom. Duties may include the assisting in the implementation of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), assessment, observations, use of technology and personalized curriculum. Students must communicate effectively with parents, students, service teams and teachers. The degree is not designed to transfer to another program but is to go directly to the workforce

Source: MCC 2021-22 Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS.
ENG 101 3
English Composition
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 101B 3
Introduction to Education
ED 109A 3
The Parent-Child Connection
ED 202A 3
Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School
ED 211A 3
Behavior Management
ED 216A 3
Educating the Exceptional Children
ED 221A 3
Teaching Students with Learning and Behavioral Problems
ED 230A 3
Children’s Literature
ED 234A 3
Educational Psychology
ED 272A 3
Education Practicum
Choose One (1) Course From: 3
ED 225A Child Development
ED 250A Human Growth and Learning
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES 10-12 CR. HRS.
CSS 100A 2
College Success Seminar
ED 220B 3
Early Childhood Observation & Assessment
ED 251A 3
Health Needs of the Young Child
HE 100A 2
Community First Aid and Safety
MATH 100A 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
Total Fieldwork Hours 480