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AEA267 offers multiple training opportunities for paraeducators who are currently employed as a practicing paraeducator. For more specific information, please click on the tabs on the left of this page.
Paraeducator Certification Course #15428 (formerly known as Generalist)
Paraeducators just starting their journey of continuing education will need to take the Paraeducator Certification Course. This 90-hour course begins with a face-to-face orientation session and then allows paraeducators to work independently through an online course via Moodle. The 2017-18 course dates are:
September 2017 Dates January 2018 Dates
Cedar Falls AEA: 9/13/17 4:30-7:30 PM 1/9/17 4:30-7:30 PM SNOW DATE 1/16/17
Clear Lake AEA: 9/11/17 4:30-7:30 PM 1/8/17 4:30-7:30 PM SNOW DATE 1/15/17
Marshalltown AEA: 9/14/17 4:30-7:30 PM 1/10/17 4:30-7:30 PM SNOW DATE 1/17/17
For more information, click here.
Early Childhood Area of Concentration
Paraeducators who currently hold a valid certificate and work in an early childhood classroom may be interested in obtaining the Early Childhood Certification. The early childhood area of concentration requires 3 face-to-face courses. For more information, click here.
Special Education Area of Concentration
NEW to AEA267, we now offer the level 2 area of concentration in special needs. The area of concentration consists of a 2-day workshop, a self-guided study, and the substitute authorization course. For more information, click here.
Paraeducators Needing to Renew their Certification
For information on how to renew your paraeducator certificate, click here.