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Our Charter Oak State College Partnership

Through a partnership with Charter Oak State College, CREC provides an online five-course program of study designed for aspiring or practicing paraeducators interested in obtaining college credit.

Learning outcomes, based on the National Paraeducators Standards, include:

  • Behavior techniques
  • Communication
  • Legal issues
  • Instructional strategies
  • Roles and responsibilities

Upon completion of the five three-credit courses, participants will receive a certificate from Charter Oak State College and may apply these credits toward other programs, including associate's or bachelor's degrees.

Current Certificate Programs Offered

The Paraeducator Educator Certificate

A continuing education and professional development program that prepares education paraprofessionals for entry into the ever-expanding field of Education. This certificate program is specifically designed to refine your teaching skill sets as they relate to working with students in an educational setting and to enhance your opportunity for career advancement. This program of study is also appropriate for practicing paraprofessionals who would like to extend their knowledge while earning college credit.

  • Introduction to Paraeducator
  • Exceptional Learner
  • Behavior Strategies
  • Autism Assistive Teaching
  • Paraeducator Internship

The Speech and Language Pathology Assistant Certificate

A continuing education and professional development opportunity for those committed to achieving their career objectives in the specialized field of Speech and Language Pathology.

  • Introduction to Language and Communication Development
  • Speech and Language Services in the School Setting
  • Speech Disorders and Interventions
  • Language Disorders and Interventions
  • Language and Literacy Development and Interventions
  • Language and Communication Development in Autism
  • The Speech and Language Pathology Assistant Practicum

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