Your classroom career begins here
Paraprofessional educators, or instructional assistants or teacher's aides, are crucial in providing students with specialized and personal teaching to fit their needs. Paraprofessional educators work in a variety of locations, in a classroom, in computer labs or outdoors, in private or public schools, and assist in instruction, grading assignments, supervision and child development.
The Paraprofessional Educator Program at Harper College allows you to earn an associate’s degree or certificate. Courses cover topics like elementary teaching, working with students with disabilities, technology in education, children’s literature, educational psychology, speech communication and more.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Continue your education
Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
Flexible program options
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.