Paraprofessional Generalist Certification

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Paraprofessional Generalist Certification

About the Program

Iowa Western offers the State of Iowa (BOEE) approved Paraeducator Generalist Certification. This certification allows one to assist in any classroom K-12, alongside a certified Teacher. This is a 6-week online course, composed of online assignments and one mandatory 2-hour Zoom Session per week. Great for a Busy Schedule

The course teaches six competencies defined by the State of Iowa (Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE) needed for a paraeducator to be successful in the classroom

  • Foundations
  • Learning Environment
  • Content & Instruction
  • Emotional and Behavioral
  • Professional Relationships
  • Ethical and Professional Practice

 

Prerequisites

  • Students must be 18 years or Older at the time of Registration
  • Students must possess a High School Diploma or Equivalency

Mandatory Requirements for Certification- to be discussed in class

  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting
  • 10 Hours of Classroom Practicum

For more information regarding requirements and application visit: Here

Registration

$375 | TuitionMiscellaneous application fees with the State of Iowa

 

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Available Courses

   08/21/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Aug 21st through Oct 4th 

Class will meet each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm via zoom. The rest of the class will be on Canvas. 

This is a six-week course that teaches individuals to work alongside a licensed teacher in the K-12 classroom setting. Online assignments and zoom sessions with the instructor are mandatory. Instruction is one time per week for two hours. Students will also complete a ten-hour practicum at a school of their choice. 

Start Date: 08/21/24
End Date: 10/04/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $375
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   10/23/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Oct 23rd through Dec 6th 

Class will meet each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm via zoom. The rest of the class will be on Canvas. 

This is a six-week course that teaches individuals to work alongside a licensed teacher in the K-12 classroom setting. Online assignments and zoom sessions with the instructor are mandatory. Instruction is one time per week for two hours. Students will also complete a ten-hour practicum at a school of their choice. 

Start Date: 10/23/24
End Date: 12/06/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $375
Location: Council Bluffs Campus


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western’s Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check.  A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for more details at ce@iwcc.edu.

Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where a minimum enrollment is not achieved.  A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.

Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee.  Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance.  Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class.  After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.