Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Overview — MATC students have the opportunity to enter the school paraprofessional field through the Paraprofessional Track (K-12 Classroom), an individualized technical studies A.A.S. degree program.
Classroom paraprofessionals provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers, allowing teachers more time for lesson planning and teaching. They support and assist children in learning class material, providing students with individualized attention. They also supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, hallways or on field trips.
Many work extensively with special education students. They also provide personal attention to students with other special needs, such as those who speak English as a second language and those who need remedial attention.
Career Outlook — Employment of classroom paraprofessionals is expected to grow by 15% between 2010 and 2020, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from increases in student enrollment and increases in child care and preschool enrollment.
Associate in Arts: Educational Foundations Track
Early Childhood Education
Start Dates: August/January
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
Curriculum effective 2013-14.
Graduation requires the completion of a 66-credit curriculum consisting of courses taken in the Early Childhood Education program in addition to a 21-credit core of Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education courses.
Students may also choose to complete a nine-credit emphasis area consisting of courses in World Language (including American Sign Language), Special Needs Education, Office Technology or Music.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.
Page updated June 2013.