Cowley College


Health & Human Services

Paraprofessional Educator


Degree Program


This program can prepare you for a career as a paraprofessional educator (teacher’s aide) in regular and special education classes in elementary and secondary schools and in social service agencies. Cowley’s program provides you with a strong foundation for a career in education through classroom work and observation in the field. Employment of paraprofessionals is expected to grow.

The Paraprofessional Benefit Program offers 48 college credits to meet the expectations of the Kansas State Department of education and school district requirements for full-time, benefit positions. The course work is designed to expand skills in basic general education content and develop an understanding of the unique responsibilities of the paraprofessional. The program is outlined to allow for future educational advancement and will offer an opportunity to easily transition into the Associate of Arts Degree for Paraprofessional Educator.

Paraprofessional Scholarship application form

For information contact:
Julie Rhoads
Director of Education
Cowley College