Associate Degree Program
The paraeducator plays a critical role as a member of an educational team, working under the supervision of a teacher at multiple developmental levels in the classroom setting. Delaware Tech’s Paraeducator associate degree program will prepare you to provide support to both teachers and children in a K-12 school setting. Our program provides a foundation in academic skills, literacy and mathematics instruction, and child development theory through a comprehensive range of educational experiences. You will learn in a multicultural educational environment that supports sensitivity and respect for diversity. You will also learn how to effectively communicate information about student learning and behaviors in a collaborative manner with school, family, and community members.
This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington Campuses.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for a position as a:
- Paraeducator in a K-12 school setting
What You Will Earn
The average competitive starting salary is $19,806.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Provide instructional support to K-12 students in literacy and mathematics in a professional, ethical, legal and effective manner under the supervision of a teacher.
- Apply knowledge of the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of all children in a classroom setting.
- Demonstrate supportive classroom practices that utilize positive management techniques, foster character development, and promote a healthy and safe environment.
- Apply understanding of multicultural education and a sensitivity to and a respect for diversity.
- Access and implement educational technology.
- Communicate information about student learning and behaviors in a collaborative manner with school, family and community members.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.