Paraeducator Certificate

paraeducatorLearn the background knowledge required to assume the role of the Paraeducator as related to knowledge of special education law, academic and behavioral skills, various disabilities and their associated learning profiles. Paraeducators support students and teachers by using strategies that foster independence, growth mindset and mental health in the school system.

This program consists of three courses—Paraeducator Strategies for Success, Math Refresher, and English Refresher.  Students learn test-taking tips for the ParaPro Exam and practice constructing answers to interview questions for Paraeducator positions.

Students must take an assessment prior to enrolling in course. Textbook included. The ParaPro Exam fee is included.

Upcoming Courses for Spring 2023

Paraeducator Success Strategies | CRN: 1433 | Fee: $699 | 2/28-4/13 | Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-8 pm| Traditional | Location: MxCC@Platt | Instructor: Staff

English Refresher | CRN:1435 | Fee: $250 |04/20-5/18 | Thursdays from 5:30pm-8:30pm | MxCC@Platt | Instructors: Staff

Math Refresher | CRN:1434 | Fee: $250 | 4/18-5/16 | Tuesdays from 5:30pm-8:30pm | MxCC@Platt | Instructors: Staff

ParaPro Exam Prep and Job Skills | CRN:1436 | 5/30-6/01 | Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-8 pm | MxCC@Platt | Instructors: Staff


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

Contact Us

For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414