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Educational Paraprofessional

Certificate of Achievement

Program Overview

The Educational Paraprofessional Certificate of Achievement is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills necessary to work as paraprofessionals in pre-K and early elementary classrooms.

This certificate stresses the importance of understanding child and family diversity, special needs populations and developmentally appropriate discipline. By completing this certificate, a student can supplement the Advanced Certificate or Associate in Applied Arts degree or use it to directly gain employment.


Earning Potential

Job growth is expected to by steady over the next 10 years and demand should also increase.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $23,900 a year.


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About Delta's Program

The Delta College Child Development program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As a result, the curriculum for the associate’s degree is aligned with the standards issued by the NAEYC and involves rigorous assessment with program and peer evaluations.

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has off-campus centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Facts & Figures

Michigan
With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer anywhere in Michigan.
Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.


Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: