Paraeducator Certification Courses
Courses available through Great Prairie AEA
Cost Information and Requirements for Certification (Scroll down for more information)
Paraeducator Course I
After completing Paraeducator Course I paraeducators will be able to:
Recognize and support the developmental stages of students.
Use accommodations to support unique learning needs.
Demonstrate knowledge of the common core.
Work collaboratively and respectfully with teachers.
Ethically serve students and maintain confidentiality.
Collaboratively support IEP Goals.
Paraeducator Course II
After completing Paraeducator Course II paraeducators will be able to:
Follow the prescribed health, safety, and emergency school and classroom policy and procedures
Organize materials to support teaching and learning.
Promote a safe and positive learning environment.
Function in various instructional settings (e.g., large group, small group, tutoring).
Assist with learning activities and opportunities to accomplish instructional objectives.
Support high expectations that are shared, clearly defined and appropriate.
Abide by the Iowa code of ethics and professional practice rules of the board of educational examiners and rules of the Iowa department of education.
Demonstrate the ability to separate personal issues from one’s responsibilities in the workplace.
Share information regarding students’ performance, behavior, or program with students’ parents or guardians only as directed by the supervising teacher or educator.
Demonstrate ethical behavior when supporting students with graded activities, quizzes, and tests.
Paraeducator Course III
After completing Paraeducator Course III paraeducators will be able to:
Effectively use verbal and nonverbal forms of communication with students.
Assist with the implementation and use of instructional and assistive technology.
Assist in modeling and teaching specific appropriate behaviors, social skills, and procedures that facilitate safety and learning in various environments.
Assist in the implementation of individualized behavior management plans.
Assist in modifying the learning environment to manage behavior and social skills.
Recognize that there is a cause or reason for misbehavior and assist in determining the cause or reason.
Recognize, address, and report bullying.
Recognize and report atypical emotional behavior.
Foster a professional and caring relationship with stakeholders ( students, families, colleagues, administrators)
Participate in ongoing professional development.
Accept and apply constructive feedback.