Program Options

Dordt offers the following general and specialist paraeducator certifications:

  1. Generalist: This degree provides you the certification needed to work as a paraeducator in P-12 classrooms.
  2. Early Childhood: This degree provides you the certification needed to work as an early childhood specialist in prekindergarten through third grade classrooms.
  3. Special Needs: This degree provides you with the certification to work as a special needs specialist in P-12 classrooms.
  4. English as a Second Language: This degree provides you with the certification to work as a ESL specialist in P-12 classrooms.
  5. Career and Transitional Programs: This degree provides you with the certification to work as a career and transitional specialist in grades 5-12.