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Teacher Assistant/Instructional Aide/Paraprofessional

at Mesabi Range College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIOA Certified

About this Program

This degree prepares graduates for employment as a paraprofessional educator in a Kindergarten - 12th grade school district or early childhood program.

The curriculum is developed to cover the nine Minnesota Core Competency Areas:
�The philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of education
�Characteristics of learners
�Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation
�Instructional content and practice
�Supporting the teaching and learning environment
�Managing student behaviors and social interaction skills
�Communication and collaborative partnerships
�Professional and ethical practices
�Academic instructional skills in math, reading and writing

Graduates who decide to continue their education and are interested in a professional education need to work closely with their advisor to ensure that their career goals are achieved.

Program Locations

  • Mesabi Range College, Virginia 55792
Mesabi Range College
1001 W. Chestnut St. Virginia, MN 55792 Toll-Free: (800) 657-3860 Local: (218) 749-0313 TTY: (218) 749-7783 Email:

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