Paraeducator Generalist Certification

Paraeducators play an important role in K-12 schools working with children under the supervision of a licensed teacher. Paraeducators assist students in a variety of settings including general education classrooms, special education settings, computer and media labs, lunchrooms, playgrounds, and school buses. Paraeducator are also called paraprofessionals, teacher associates, and teacher aides.

Paraeducator Program Coursework at Hawkeye

In this program, you will take the coursework required for the Paraeducator Generalist Certification from the State of Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

  1. Complete the following courses online:
  2. Then complete EDU-920 Field Experience

2022–2023 Tuition: $1,510

Enroll in the Paraeducator Generalist Certification Program

Contact ---- to learn more and enroll in Hawkeyes Paraeducator Generalist Certification program.

Apply for State Certification

The Paraeducator application can be completed online at the Board of Education Examiners (BOEE) website.

  1. From the navigation menu at the top of the page select “License Types And Applications” then “Apply for/Renew My License”.
  2. Read through the Before You Begin... instructions then select the appropriate "I Agree" button.

Application fee for Generalist Certification: $115

Advance Your Career In Education

Continue your education in Hawkeye's Elementary Education Liberal Arts Transfer Major.

Contact Information

Faculty Advisors

Last Names A – M

Jane Even
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1431
Email Jane Even

Last Names N – Z

Emily Knutson
Black Hawk Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1558
Email Emily Knutson

Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
Email Kate Childers


Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
Email Catharine Freeman

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