Central Rivers AEA offers multiple training opportunities for paraeducators who are currently employed as a practicing paraeducator. For more specific information, please click on the tabs on the lower right of this page.
Paraeducator Certification Course #15428 (formerly known as Generalist)
Paraeducators just starting their journey of continuing education will need to take the Paraeducator Certification Course. This 90-hour course begins with a face-to-face orientation session and then allows paraeducators to work independently through an online course via Moodle. The 2019-20 course dates are:
September 2019 Dates January 2020 Dates
Clear Lake AEA: 9/16/19 4:30-7:30 PM 2/03/20 4:30-7:30 PM
Cedar Falls AEA: 9/17/19 4:30-7:30 PM 2/04/20 4:30-7:30 PM
Marshalltown AEA: 9/18/19 4:30-7:30 PM 2/05/20 4:30-7:30 PM
For more information, please read our Certification Course Information.
Early Childhood Area of Concentration
Paraeducators who currently hold a valid certificate and work in an early childhood classroom may be interested in obtaining the Early Childhood Certification. The early childhood area of concentration requires 3 face-to-face courses. For more information, please read Early Childhood Area of Concentration.
Special Education Area of Concentration
NEW to Central Rivers AEA, we now offer the level 2 area of concentration in special needs. The area of concentration consists of a 16-hour workshop, a self-guided study, and the substitute authorization course. For more information, please read Special Needs Area of Concentration.
Paraeducators Needing to Renew their Certification
Read over Renewal Credit information for information on how to renew your paraeducator certificate
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