The Paraeducator Certification Program is a one-year program designed for those seeking employment as a paraeduator, improving their skills as an experienced paraeductor, or earning stackable degrees towards a teaching license and bachelor degree. Students are able to earn the Paraeducator Certificate as a standalone achievement or part of a continuous career plan designed to connect to a teaching career and bachelor’s degree. High school students may begin taking some courses in the Career Pathway for Education. Others can begin taking courses at any time. The courses in the Paraeducator Certificate can apply to an associate degree. Eventually students are able to apply some courses in the Paraeducator Certificate Program to a bachelor’s degree and a Utah Teaching License in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.
Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all courses used for this certificate.
Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 18 credit hours is required.
Program Code: 5062CP
CIP Code: 131501
Students in the Pareducator Certification Program should meet with the program advisor for course and program advisement. Call Kristin Radulovich at 801-626-6309 for more information or to schedule an appointment.