Sitting Bull College provides an Associate of Science degree designed to prepare students for specialized vocational training as Paraprofessionals in a K-12 school setting. Additional course work is also provided through Sitting Bull College for those pursuing a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and Secondary Science. Students will be required to complete a background check prior to any field experience.
The Associate of Science degree is a requirement for employment and career opportunities by North and South Dakota Department of Education for paraprofessionals.
- The candidate will demonstrate discipline content knowledge, pedagogical and professional knowledge, and skills/dispositions needed to educate all learners through field and practicum experiences.
- The candidate will demonstrate and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous development of the diverse learner.
- The candidate will be a reflective thinker who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others and who seeks opportunities to serve the community and grow professionally.
- The candidate will demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity of global cultures/ethnicities, and an awareness of diverse learning styles, with a focus on Ochethi Sakowin culture and language.
- The candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate tools of instructional and assistive technology into teaching and professional practice.
Paraprofessional in K-12 school settings.