Teacher Assistant


The Teacher Assistant preparation program prepares a student to serve in the public school classroom as a para-educator. The recommended curriculum emphasizes course work of a practical relevance to the responsibilities of a teaching assistant. Even though it contains many courses that could be applied to a four-year program, it is primarily designed for students who are not planning to pursue a bachelor's degree.   

his unique program is delivered in conjunction with Casper College. Students will take most of their classes at Central Wyoming College, and complete the requirements by taking at least 12 credits of online courses from Casper College. Students are dual-enrolled and will receive their Associate degree through Casper College while remaining in the local area.

Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Education Requirements Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)3
American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000)3
Program Requirements
CO/M1030Interpersonal Communication (ORAL)3
EDFD2020Foundations of Education3
EDFD2100Public School Practicum2
EDFD2450Human Life Span Development3
HMSV1055People with Special Needs3
LIBS2280Literature for Children (HUM)3
MATH0600*Fundamentals of Algebra OR 
MATH0700*Intermediate Algebra OR 
MATH1000Problem Solving (MATH)3-5
PSYC1000General Psychology (SOC)4
PSYC2300Child Psychology3
PSYC2210Drugs and Behavior3
CPR & First Aid Certifications**
Program Electives Student must complete 27 credits from the following classes (a minimum of 12 credits must come from Casper College):
CO/M1200Beginning Sign Language2
EDEX2484Foundations of Special Education2
EDFD2100Educational Psychology3
HMSV1200Field Experience. in Human Services 14
HMSV2130Understand the Addictive Process3
ITEC2360Teaching With Microcomputers3
EDCI2510Classroom Mod & Accommodation2
EDCI2515Instructional Technique3
EDCI2520Policies and Procedures2
EDCI2525Positive Behavior Supports2
EDCI2530Classroom Management2
EDCI2535Teaching Life Skills in the Classroom2
EDCI2545Ethnic Studies for Paraeducators2
EDCI2550A Team Approach: Teachers and Para-Educators Working Together2
EDCI2560Para-Educator Support for Teachers Working With Parents2
PSYC1250Human Potential Seminar1
PSYC2355Applied Behavior Analysis3

*      MATH 0600 and MATH 0700 are accepted by Casper College as General Education courses for the AAS Teacher Assistant Program only. **    At the time of graduation current First Aid and CPR certificates must be on record in the Casper College Registration office.

CWC Admissions Office
Administrative Wing AW160
Email: Admissions


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