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. Participants must complete 3.0 hours of classroom observations. Students learn test-taking tips for the ParaPro Exam and practice constructing answers to interview questions for Paraeducator positions.

Students must take the Accuplacer prior to enrolling. To schedule an appointment, call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5785. Textbook included. The ParaPro Exam fee is not included.

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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 when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.


Michelle Fuhrman

Director of Non-Credit Programs
Phone: 860-343-5716
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Juliann Holzer

Continuing Education Aide
Phone: 860-343-5784
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Kelly Kline

Continuing Education Coordinator for Allied Health Programs
Phone: 860-343-5713
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 514