In addition to completing academic coursework on campuses or other delivery sites, paraprofessionals have the following distance learning opportunities through the Electronic University Consortium of South Dakota.
- Two Years of Postsecondary Study/48 Credit Option:
Paraprofessionals are encouraged to view and register for the current undergraduate distance education courses that would aid them in meeting this option. The 30 credit hours of System General Education Courses also meet this option. BOR policy 2:7 provides a detailed explanation of the System General Education goals and courses.
- Associate's Degree (or higher) Option:
The public universities of South Dakota also offer an Associate of Science Degree in Paraprofessional Education and an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies to meet this option. Other degree programs that are offered via distance education from our public universities can be found on our Online Academic Programs page.