What does a paraeducator do?
According to the National Education Association
, a paraeducator is "a school employee who works alongside and under the supervision of a licensed or certificated educator to support and assist in providing instructional and other services to children, youth, and their families."
What is required to teach in Oregon?
The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
sets requirements for teaching. If you are pursuing an initial teaching license you will need a bachelor's degree. Additionally, you will need to complete a commission-approved teacher preparation program, pass a subject matter test for your teaching content area(s), pass the required Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam, and pass a criminal background clearance.
What do I do after completing the program at KCC?
If you choose to continue your education, Klamath Community College has articulation agreements with Southern Oregon University
and Oregon Institute of Technology
. These agreements allow you to transfer the classes you have taken to a university with no loss of credit. This means you will enter university at a junior level.