Kaplan University Online Arts and Science Degree Programs

ASIS/Educational Paraprofessional (Teacher's Aide)

If you want to work with children or adolescents in an educational setting, or perhaps are considering getting a teaching certificate in the future, the Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree's educational paraprofessional emphasis area will provide you with the opportunity to pursue these options. With this program, you will get relevant knowledge and the skills needed to be an effective and useful paraprofessional in the classroom, child care center, or any other setting where instructional aides may be of assistance. Highly qualified teacher aides are needed to work at the preschool, elementary, and high school levels; as well as in specialized areas, such as bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and special education. The educational paraprofessional emphasis area will prepare you for the more rigorous qualifications that are now required for these positions.