Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant / Child Development Associate Career Major - Overview

Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant / Child Development Associate

paraprofessional teacher assistant
Campus
Child Care Training Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
600 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$1,500.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$3,900.00
Book Costs:
$69.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$12/hr

This major offers opportunities for students to train as paraprofessionals or teacher assistants, as well as meet the academic requirements for receiving the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. Students receive an overview of early care supervision including professional development, communication skills, safety and regulations, and ethical principles. Curriculum covers special needs, curriculum development, classroom management, and discipline techniques in a classroom/laboratory setting, as well as in a work-based learning experience.

Career Major Length
600.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Introduction to Computers & Applications
75.00
ELCCT
20.00
School-Based or Child Care Center Practicum
100.00
Special Needs Paraprofessional Training
25.00
Child Development Associate I
190.00
Child Development Associate II
190.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Good physical and mental health
  • Patience and enthusiasm for working with children
  • Good human relation skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Reading and math skills at the 8th grade level

Certifications Available

  • ParaPro Teacher Assistant