The Educational Paraprofessional major is designed to prepare highly qualified teacher assistants in early childhood/ elementary, middle childhood and adolescent/ young adult classrooms. The Educational Paraprofessional graduate from Rhodes State will meet the requirements of a highly qualified teaching assistant from the “ESEA/ No Child Left Behind” Act passed by Congress and being implemented in every state. Optional educational tracks will allow the student to pursue areas of interest or high demand such as Special Education, Math, or Science.
Many teaching assistants are aspiring teachers who will work towards their bachelor’s degree after completing their associate degree. Graduates of the program will have the necessary coursework, knowledge, and skills to be successful in furthering their education toward a baccalaureate degree in middle childhood or adolescent/ young adult licensure at area colleges that have articulation agreements with Rhodes State College.
The Educational Paraprofessional major is accredited by the State of Ohio Department of Education and approved for the Educational Paraprofessional licensure.