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Paraeducator Certification Course: Foundations

This is the one of the three courses needed to earn a Paraeducator Certificate from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

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The series of three courses covers the competencies as directed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE). These competencies cover the skills needed for a paraeducator to be successful in the classroom.

The series is a total of 90 hours training that is a blend of face-to-face course time and online work.

After completing all three courses, the participant can finalize the online application. You may start the application process at any time at: Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - License Application

Items to be uploaded to the application site include:
• Copy of high school diploma or GED
• transcript from the paraeducator courses given at the end of the courses
• Finger prints/background check waiver is sent to the BOEE; this will be sent to you prior to the start of the course

Fees payable with the application:
• $40 application fee
• $75 background check fee

This course will cover the certification process. Participants will also cover, according to the competencies:
• recognizing the different developmental stages of students
• believing that every student can learn
• recognizing that each learner has unique learning needs that may require accommodations
• demonstrating knowledge of the common core, including competence in reading, writing, and math
• functioning in a manner that demonstrates a positive regard for the distinction between roles and responsibilities of paraeducators and other professionals, including respecting the teacher as supervisor and seeing the teacher as ultimately responsible for the education and behavior of the students.

$130 Registration and materials fee payable upon registration
Next class is Jan. 26, 2019.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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