Paraprofessional College Courses
Empire State College
Associate of Arts degree — 64 undergraduate credits
NOTE: NO NEW STUDENTS WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THIS PROGRAM!
COURSES IN THIS PROGRAM ARE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.
Using the Career Ladder Program
The UFT Course Program, NYSUT/Education Learning Trust and SUNY/Empire State College’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies are collaboratively offering undergraduate courses designed specifically for paraprofessionals. Paraprofessionals can choose to take these courses to meet minimum state requirements, for personal professional growth or to continue their studies in a fully accredited program of study leading to an Associate of Arts degree.
Paraprofessionals should consult with their UFT Course Program representatives and Empire State College for details on their eligibility for an incentive program that provides tuition support, time and stipends to paraprofessionals toward their undergraduate course work. For further information, call the NYC Department of Education Career Training Program at 718-935-2296 or Empire State College at 646-230-1274.
Once students have completed a maximum of 18 credits through the UFT/NYSUT/Empire program, they must seek academic advisement and information on the matriculation process at the college. Call Empire State College at 646-230-1478 to schedule an appointment. Matriculation is at the discretion of the college. Courses are limited to 25 participants; additional sessions may be available.
It is strongly recommended that students take at least two writing courses within the first six semesters, such as ENG 180 Writing as Learning and ENG 110 English Composition.