Education Paraprofessional Certificate
Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

The online Education Paraprofessional Certificate program prepares graduates for employment in a K-12 school district while providing a curriculum which meets the core competencies required.  The program provides a career pathway for paraprofessionals which allows them to begin, continue, and enhance their educations.  This certificate is part of the Child Development Track of the Human Service degree.  Required courses are Foundations of Child Development, Special Needs of Young Children, Guidance: Managing the Physical & Social Environments, and Behavior Management.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • ACCUPLACER, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission