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Paraprofessional Certificate Program



Paraprofessional Certificate Program  

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Paraprofessionals are an integral part of both special education and the general education classroom. Certified paraprofessionals offer skills and contributions to the learning environment that make candidates highly valued and sought after in education.  The topics in this course will prepare students for the exciting and rewarding field of special education.   


Students will be introduced to the continuum of programs offered within the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  Students will learn about special education law within the public school system–with a concentrated focus on IDEA and Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s).  After examining the macro effects, students will focus on the purpose of inclusion and the appropriate connections that a paraprofessional will have in the classroom.  Teamwork, classroom teacher collaboration, and Level 1 ABA certification training will also be covered.   


On the final day of class, students will be able to take the HBUHSD Paraprofessional Exam. Students who compete the 30 training will also receive a certificate of completion. In addition, the HBUHSD Classified Human Resources Department will be at the last class to speak about the application and hiring process. Many paraprofessional (teacher’s aide) positions are open in the HBUHSD and surrounding school districts. This is a great time to start a new career while helping your local community.