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 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 27 CR. HRS.
ED 101B 3
A 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 221A 3
Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior 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 13-15 CR. HRS.
CSS 100A 2
College Success Seminar
ED 216A 3
Educating Exceptional Children
ED 251A 3
Health Needs of the Young Child
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