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 the paraprofessional certificate, a student can supplement the Advanced Certificate or Associate in Applied Arts degree or use it to directly gain employment.
Interested in a career in early childhood education? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
median annual salary
annual job openings
are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.
This number is expected to over the next four years.
of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.
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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.
The Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of
the National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street NW, #500
Washington, DC 20005
The accreditation term runs from July 2012 to July 2019.
Why you should choose Delta
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 three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.
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.
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.
Facts & Figures
An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.
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