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Paraeducator Certification courses offered this summer

May 8, 2012

Paraeducator certification gives in-depth training covering areas of behavior management, exceptional child and at-risk child behavior, collaboration skills, interpersonal relation skills, child and youth development, technology, and ethical responsibilities and behavior. Upon completion of the three-course series, you will earn the Iowa Paraeducator Certificate. The three courses do not need to be taken in order.

Paraeducator Course III: Roles and Responsibilities will be offered 5/30 and 5/31. Paraeducator Course I: Communication, Ethics, and Confidentiality will be offered 6/4 and 6/5. Both courses will be held at the Bettendorf AEA office, 8 am to 4 pm. There is 15 hours of additional work to be completed through online learning. Paraeducator Course II: Behavior Improvement will be offered in the fall to complete the series. 

The cost for each course is $215. There is a one-time materials fee of $25 required for the first course. You can also take the course for no credit for a fee of $65. Purchasing the binder is encouraged but not required. Taking the courses for audit will not lead to earning the certificate.

You may register for the courses by clicking on these links:

Paraeducator III

Paraeducator I

For more information about the Paraeducator Certificate: Paraeducator FAQ

You can also contact Betsy Justis at the Mississippi Bend AEA,, 563-344-6481.

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