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Education Studies - Paraprofessional Track Apply For Free

The emphasis of this major is to provide candidates with professional coursework needed to pursue a career in education-related roles. This major does not lead to teacher licensure.   All areas include field experience in area schools. Students complete capstone projects during their senior year related to their chosen area of study. Students are required to select a minor with Educational Studies coursework.

Programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Education Paraprofessional

Students take education courses related to planning, teaching, assessing, and managing learning environments in preparation for becoming an organizational aide.

  • Education Research and Writing

Students take coursework related to social science research, professional writing, educational methods, policy, process, and assessment.

  • Writing and Designing Children’s Literature

Students take courses in education, language arts, reading, visual arts and English.

Students completing one of the Educational studies programs are qualified for the following job titles:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Special Education Aide
  • Information Research Specialist
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Journalist
  • Research and Development Specialist
  • Technical Writer

Work Program Connections

Blackburn connects your classroom knowledge with career-specific skills, insight, experiences, and connections — everything you need for a successful career launch. Our Work Program provides students an opportunity to:

  • Grow and gain experience in the workforce
  • Work in positions that support their area of academic interest
  • Be a contributing member of the community
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