Instructional Strategies

12-credit Technical Certificate

Refine skills and prepare for jobs in best practices as instructional assistants working in schools supporting children with diverse educational needs in the areas of math, science, reading and language arts. Upon completion of certificate, be ready to work as highly qualified practitioners with demonstrated ability to use best practices related to common core and other educational standards.

This certificate will be of interest to new students who want to learn more about working as instructional assistants in the K-12 school district or current paraprofessionals who want to advance their current skills and understanding of best practices in supporting all students.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 522-102 EDU: Techniques/Readg/Lang Art3  
 522-120 EDU: Techniques for Science3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 522-118 EDU: Techniques for Math3  
 522-122 EDU: Adv Readg/Language Arts3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.