Course Description

Credit Validation for San Diego County Office of Education Participants Only 

This course is designed to support you in your practice as a qualified paraeducator. You will engage both synchronously and asynchronously with your instructor and each other to learn about and apply core dispositions of a successful paraeducator and effective teaching methodology as a co-educator in a PK-12 classroom.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for new and veteran paraeducators serving in PK-12 classrooms

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Describe the core dispositions and "heart" of a successful paraeducator
  • Explore legal and ethical issues related to classroom practice and analyze their own professionalism
  • Discover ways to co-teach, collaborate and communicate with their co-teacher and other professionals in the field
  • Examine and employ behavior modifications and supports in their own work setting
  • Use data collection to implement lessons on organization and task completion to improve students' executive functioning skills


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Learning Method Information

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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.