Education Paraprofessional - CC

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

About This Certificate

The Education Paraprofessional Certificate of Completion provides potential or current paraprofessionals in the schools with course work specific to their role as paraprofessionals.

It is the only such program in the state of Utah. By learning the instructional skills, assessment techniques, safety procedures, and interpersonal relationship skills they'll need to work successfully with the teachers they assist and the learners in their charge, paraprofessionals with this certificate will be prepared to join a teaching team as a contributing member.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Tutor
  • Elementary or secondary teacher's aide
  • Special education resource aide
  • Specialty teacher (e.g., music, art, physical education, technology)
  • Success coach

Job Outlook



Maygen Simm

Office: Roosevelt Campus
Phone: 435-722-1708

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Teresa Lemmon

Statewide (non-Logan) Academic Advising
Office: Tooele Campus
Phone: 435-797-8463

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Tayler Mountford

Academic Advisor
Wasatch Region, Brigham City campus, Tremonton
Office: Taylorsville, UT
Phone: 435-797-4230

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Kayleen Evans

Southwest Region
Phone: 435-623-0537

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Shanda Thompson

Academic Advising - Moab
Office: Moab campus
Phone: 435-797-4198

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Tylan Dee

Academic Advising - Blanding
Office: HSL 104
Phone: 435-678-8124

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Miriam Riding

USU Eastern
Phone: 435-613-5124

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I am not a current USU student

I have not applied or been admitted, even if I've taken a USU Concurrent Enrollment course

I am a current USU student

I have been admitted and plan to attend, or continue attending USU

USU Locations


*This degree is available at various USU locations.

**This degree is 100% available online. USU is a SARA-approved institution offering fully online programs nationwide; please visit USU's state authorizations for details.


Admission Requirements

This is a cohort program. Applications are taken each spring to begin course work the ensuing fall. Applicants must have earned a high school diploma. Preference may be given to individuals already hired as paraprofessionals in the schools.

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