Paraprofessional Educator

Paraprofessional Educator

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.

AAS degree 

The Associate in Applied Science degree is intended for students seeking immediate career opportunities as a paraprofessional educator.



Next steps

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.