Paraprofessional Educator Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of individual courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.  Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
ECE 2208 Language Development3  
EDC 1000 Introduction To Education3  
EDC 1203 Educational Technology3  
MTH 1011 Dimensions of Math Understanding
or MTH 1010 Structure of Number Systems II
PSY 1000 General Psychology3  
ENG 1001 English Composition I3  
ECE 2005 The Exceptional Learner  3
EDC 2000 Educational Psychology  3
EDC 2003 Clinical Experiences in Education  1
LIT 2005 Children's Literature  3
PSY 2001 Child Growth and Development  3
Elective (s) (See Below)  3
Year Total: 18 16
Total Credit Hours:  34

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or, (815) 224-0429.


Choose 3 credits from the following list:

ECE 1000, 1027, EDC 2006, LIB 1000, PSY 2006, SFC 1000, SOC 1002, or any Gen Ed course listed on the AA, AS or AAS degrees in the categories of Communications, Social Sciences, Humanities/Fine Arts, Math, Health and Wellness or Science.

ECE 2208 & EDC 1203 Fall only, ECE 2005 Fall, Spring or Summer.

This certificate could lead to the AAS Paraprofessional Educator degree. This certificate may be taken full time or part time depending on the students need. Please pay close attention to pre-requisites for particular courses located in the catalog or consult a counselor prior to registration.

Please note that any student enrolling in an education course that includes a clinical experience/observation component may be subject to an Illinois State Police and FBI background check at the students expense to ensure the safety of the children being observed.

Students will be held accountable to the IVCC Disposition Policy.  Students are expected to abide by ECE and EDC handbook rules and regulations as well as IVCC Code of Conduct policy and procedures.  It is the responsibility of the student to examine school code requirements regarding certification and employment (School Code: 105 ILCS 5/21-23.9


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