About This Degree

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.

Differential Tuition

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.

View Potential Careers

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

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To view all degrees and programs available at USU, visit Degree Finder. Please note, not all degrees and programs are available at every location. We recommend searching by location unless you intend on relocating. Contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability in your area.

If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.

International Students

Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.