ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 502-5800


Teaching Students with Special Needs

This course prepares students for employment as paraprofessionals in special education, English learner and extended day programs. This course also trains students for peer tutoring positions. As part of instruction, this course reinforces skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and mathematics and requires their application in workplace situations. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include communication, ethics, interpersonal/teamwork skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology and other employment skills. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate personal qualities including responsibility, self confidence and self management. Instruction is provided through classroom theory development, work based learning in special education programs.


  • Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Child Development
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Up to 100
  • Level: Capstone
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate
  • Class Location(s): Esperanza HS, Kennedy HS, Valencia HS
  • Notes:

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    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.